Strips 4 Singles

Sample Panels

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't get it. These sample comics aren't funny.

You may not think they're funny, but the customers who ordered them are pleased with the outcome. Many of the comics are personal or feature in-jokes that don't even make sense to me. But I don't judge. I just draw pictures and I haven't had any complaints.

When will I receive my order?

I try to get orders out within a week of the order, but it really depends on how many orders are in the queue. Comics take time and I've only got so much of that.

How long does it take to make a comic?

Once I get an order, it typically takes a little while for me to come up an idea based on the description. The actual construction/drawing will take between 2 hours for shorter comics to 8 hours for longer comics. I've got a day job and can only work on comics in the evenings and on weekends, so it's typically split up over two or three days, depending on the comic.

What if I need a comic by a specific date?

I do what I can to get your order done as soon as possible, but if you need a project completed by a certain date (like if your mom's birthday is in 2 days), email me. I'll be happy to accomodate rush jobs, but depending on circumstances, I may require an additional fee. This fee is typically not less than the original price, which still isn't a bad deal.

Can you add color to my comic?

I usually make comics in gray scale because it's less work and much faster than full color. That being said, I can add color for an additional fee and a little extra time. Just send me an email to let me know and we'll work something out. The additional fee will usually be twice the original price of the comic.

You keep saying to send you an email, but what exactly is your email address?

You can reach me at strips4singles@outlook.com.

I loved your work. Can I send you an additional tip?

Absolutely.

What do you mean by "personal use"?

Generally speaking, this means that you won't be profiting from my work. I want to make my services available to everyone, but these comics take a lot of my time and I don't want to be taken advantage of. There's a lot of gray area here, so I will determine if commercial pricing is appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Some examples of what I would consider personal usage include (but are not limited to):

  • Birthday presents
  • Christmas presents
  • Valentines's Day presents
  • Graduation presents
  • Other types of presents
  • Inside jokes to be passed around the office
  • Cheering up a sick friend or a losing softball team
  • Just for fun
  • Punctuating a school project or academic paper
  • Illustrating a concept in a presentation to your boss
  • Illustrating an individual post on Facebook or a personal blog
What do you mean by "commercial projects"?

Generally, I would consider a commercial project to be any project where you stand to directly or indirectly profit from the artwork. I don't want to deter anyone from enjoying a low-cost comic strip, but again, these comics take a great deal of time and I don't want to be taken advantage of. If you're unsure, or if you have a commercial project in mind, shoot me an email so we can discuss details. I would love to work with you, but am unable to offer my Strips 4 Singles prices for such a project.

Some examples of what I consider to be commercial projects would include (but are not limited to):

  • Advertising materials, such as flyers or newspaper ads
  • Mascots or logos
  • Restaurant menus
  • Instruction manuals
  • Instructional graphics in books or on commercial websites
  • Internally circulated publications
  • Magazines or ezines
  • Fully illustrated academic paper or presentation
  • Long standing or recurring multiple strip commitments
  • Strips specifically meant for republication
How much do you charge for commercial projects?

The cost of a commercial project is determined on a case-by-case basis. Every project is different, so it's hard for me to set a specific price schedule. Generally, commercial projects will not fit the pay-per-panel pricing scheme like personal strips do. Prices tend to be significantly higher than for personal projects but are still fair and often considerably less than other options. The best way to find out is to email me so we can discuss the project.

Some of the things I take into consideration when quoting a project:

  • Difficulty of the project
  • The time it will take
  • Physical size (number of panels)
  • Are there deadlines?
  • How specific is the description?
  • Do you have a script to follow or will I be starting from scratch?
  • How involved will the client be?
  • How fun does the project sound?
  • Do I have the time to commit and produce quality work?