coconutdragon asked: I think I prefer the first design, it really draws the eye! Plus, the blue colouring connects to the first book cover :)
Yeah, I’m trying to keep the design family somewhat connected to the books, with the teal color palette. This second one I think is prettier, but is also darker/murkier overall. A CHALLENGE TO BE SURE
taperongs asked: I'm not new to Comicon type stuff, but I am new to this magical activity of "getting awesome drawing types to draw quick stuff for you" that apparently happens. I'm afraid of looking super dumb - can you please explain the etiquette for such an activity? By the way, see you this weekend at ECCC! Yay!
It depends on the artist and whether they have a posted sketch policy! Some artists charge a certain amount, others don’t. If it’s posted, you can just say “Hi! Can I get a sketch?” and point at the sign, and if you have a sketchbook, open it to a blank page and hand it over.
If it’s not posted or you’re not sure, you can say “Are you doing sketches?” The answer will either be yes or no! It might be “Yup, I’m doing headshots for $10” or “Yeah, happy to!” or whatever. And if you’re game, then say “Great, I’d love to get one!” You don’t have to bring your own sketchbook, but if you do, hand it over so the artist doesn’t start looking for paper.
Every artist is different – some choose not to do sketches, others have a sign-up sheet or a queue, others have a tip jar. Some (like me) have weird constructs like Roll-a-Sketch (actually, that might just be me). But the short answer is, usually, if a rate sheet isn’t posted, a quick “Are you doing sketches?” will let you know what you need to know!