Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WonderCon Anaheim March 23-25 Pre-Show Commission List Details




 9” x 12” 

 11” x 14" 

I will do a full figure or 3/4 figure depending on what works best for the composition on the 11" x 14",

and  likely it will be 3/4 or thigh up figure on the 9" x 12"

I do the sketches on 

Color Canson MiTeinte Pastel paper

with Red Col Erase Pencil, Copic Warm Grey Pens, Black Markers, and Prismacolor White Pencil or Pro White

IF you want your sketch in your SKETCHBOOK, just gauge the size to the 9 x 12 or 11 x 14. However, I won't be able to do many SKETCHBOOK commissions as I won't have the SKETCHBOOK until I'm at the Convention.

See below for sketch examples and visit my blog, Instagram, Deviant Art and Twitter for more examples.
I’m not taking Blank Cover Pre-Show requests, I will decide at the show if I’m going to be able to do any there.


A Single character and I decide if it needs a background but you are welcome to suggest.

Be clear as to what version of the character you want.

And you can list a top 3 of if you want to.


As you will be picking this up in person from me at WCA, I need this. To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending WCA.

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-To be fair, and for my sanity, and yours, I’m only taking requests from people actually attending WCA.

-I will take the first 20 COMMISSIONS requested via email and then CLOSE the list. I will then pick the SUBJECT I want to draw. As I complete them, I will contact you to let you know your piece was chosen, it's done, and request a partial payment via Paypal ($100) to hold, and then remainder in CASH from you at the show at the time of pick up.

-Once I stop the list, I will announce it is CLOSED and then I will let the 25 know they are on the list. If you don’t hear within 24 hours of CLOSED then your request was not one of the first 20. I will continue picking sketches until the start of the show so everyone should know.

 -SO, not everyone will get a sketch and there will most likely be some confusion so read everything carefully and if you don’t hear from me with 24 hours of closing the list, you are NOT on the list of 20.

-If you do make the list of 20, you are NOT guaranteed a sketch, just that I’m choosing from those 20.

- It’s only when I email with the 2nd email and tell you your sketch is completed, request partial payment, then, you know, … it’s done :-)

I will do as many as possible!


Please ask in the thread below so everyone can see - thanks!




  1. Can I ask my friend attend WCA to help me take?I'm live in a far-far.not in America

    1. Yes, just be clear in all communication with me about who is picking up the art.

  2. This is probably a stupid question, but i want to make sure I am clear: if I want a sketch on a comic cover I should just wait until I am there, correct? Those should not be emailed?

    Thanks! Looking forward to meeting you :)

    1. Correct. It's best to give me your paper, sketchbook or blank cover on the first day of the show. Lately most of my sketching is still done at the show even though the list is taken before the show (that's the reality of my regular job). The other thing with blank covers as they are not easy to draw - I've yet to find a paper that is comfortable for me, BUT if I have time to do them I will definitely do it at the show. Thanks!

  3. Hi, would you be willing to do a sketch on a artist trading card? If so how much

  4. Hi there Mr. Dodson! Quick question, when we email you on the 13th, should we email you exactly at 6? I’m figuring it a first come first serve basis? thanks!

    1. The first 20 names are what I choose from so the closer to 6 the better. Sometimes there are a lot of sketches in the 20 I don't want to do so I move to the next back on the list - so there is always a chance.

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