Monday, 13 June 2016

Thought Bubble 2016

I'll be attending Thought Bubble on the weekend of the 5th/6th November this year. I'll only be sketching for a short time each day as, like last year, I'll be on the rotating creator table. As a result, if you want to get on my sketchlist then please come by early or you'll be disappointed. I'll be sketching on the weekend for free, as usual.

I'll be taking pre convention commissions as I did last year. See details below for prices and examples of the different stuff I do!

I'll also have a variety of Copic marker tonal sketches for sale at the con as well as a selection of DC, Marvel, IDW, Archie and Dynamite sketchcovers and some original art too! I'll try and post pics of some of the pieces I have for sale nearer the time (and when I've had chance to draw them!)

Contact me at or via twitter @johnwatsonart to arrange commissions!


Prices are £45 for an A4 sized one and £90 for an A3 sized one (or about 17" by 11" if you're from the USA)

 Get in touch if you'd like a pre-con commission sketch doing before the convention begins, in plenty of time so I have time to fit it into my schedule/put it on my list. They're basically copic marker, pencil and ink and are  finished/detailed convention sketches. No, they're not Adam Hughes level of quality but that's reflected in the price! They do look quite nice though. As pre convention commission prices in general have seemingly gone crazy (have you seen some of the prices? And by people who've never worked in comics and can barely draw too...I won't get into that now but it irks) I'm quite the bargain  Colour will be £55 for an A4 and £110 for an A3

 An A4 Nightcrawler

 A3 Poison Ivy

A3 Lightning Lad

A4 Starfire


A3 Hawkgirl

A3 Poison Ivy

 A4 Wonder Girl


As I hope you can see, I do pretty nifty likenesses. These pieces often take an absolute age to do. For now, the cost is £45 A4 and £90 A3...For multiple characters it'll be more. we can work it out on a level of difficulty I guess. Colour ones (a watercolour wash) are going to be £55 or £110 for an A3. 

A3 Julie Newmar

A4 Chris Hemsworth

A4 Uhura

A4 Hayley Atwell

A4 Biff

A4 Quinto Spock


Ok, sketch covers. This has escalated, I'm getting asked to do loads of these before cons now. I do have a stock of my own but these are limited so I generally ask that you provide your own comic for me to sketch on. Cost is £45 for a b/w cover. Prices are for regular comic character ones and also for likenesses, examples below.  By the way, I don't mind at all if you get me to do these and then get them slabbed or sell them at a marked up price, as long as you're upfront about that, I have no problem with it at all! It's pretty cool seeing a piece I drew signed by Stan Lee or Michael J Fox!

Occasionally I get handed a very shiny Marvel cover...these are virtually impossible to draw on, just bear that in mind when asking me to draw something! The less shiny, the better. 

I've been asked to do wraparounds recently. These would be twice the price!




Doc and Marty

Eartha Kitt

Hayley Atwell


These are going to be £55, for now. I've been asked to do wraparounds recently, these are going to be twice the price.


So, that's the sketch info. Prices are £5 more than last year. I think they're still very reasonable for what you get! 

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