1. How to Order Artwork. Prices. Portraits and illustrations. FAQ.

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I illustrate comics, do custom covers, books and posters, full time. My art shop is in Bend, Oregon. Book covers, fantasy, super-hero, animals, events and more. If you can think it up, I can draw it.
I am open to all sorts of projects. Short and long term. Single illustrations or more. Portraits and illustrations in black and white and color.

Custom art, comics, covers and Illustrations: color 8.5  by 11 inches. Subject of your choice. $225 is the basic price.
Black and white portraits 10 by 14 inches. $170.00.
Single figure no backgrounds $170.00.
Full color comic pages 11 by 18 inches. $225.
Full color poster. 36 by 24 inches. $425.
All art is delivered via electronic email. PDF and TIFF format.

24 hour turn around and one day turn around:
Need a project done today? Need something overnight? I can do it.
$1350 is the one day page rate. You can have it overnight. Call me. I will go to work the moment we agree on the price and you send in payment. I don’t miss deadlines, I fix them.

Please email me (see the form below) to chat about your project. Send me the details and  I will send you a quote in one day. Thank you. Dan Burke.

Here is a fast to watch video that tells you all about ordering art from me. (:
How to Order Art.

Color custom comics and art. One of kind art creations. Original comics and artwork on any subject. $212 base price for a color or black and white page. 3 to 5 images on a page. 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. Covers, banners, graphic novels. 40 years making art and comics.

Custom art and comics.

Custom art and comics.


1. What will the art look like? Will it be a cartoon?

Hi. Your art will look like the art work on this site. I can draw cartoon  or realistic illustrations.
Full color comic book art. Yes it is a full color cartoon. There are many styles of art and illustrations. You must consider if my style is best for you and your project.

2. Will the cartoon look like me?

Yes, your comics will have a cartoon likeness if you desire. Your art will look similar to the art work above, Yes it is a full color cartoon. Good photos means a good likeness. Very important! I do my best with every illustration. Style is subjective but I strive to make the cartoons I create, look great.
Photos and needed for likeness.

3. How long will it take? Do you do rush jobs?

The comics take about 2 to 4 weeks to produce, depending upon the complexity. Rush jobs are possible but cost $100 a page more to begin. Overnight work is triple cost. Anything under 2 weeks is a rush job.

4. How do I order?

Contact me and tell me what you want. Once we accept your job we send you confirmation and detailed payment information. Starting at only $200 per page, we’ll draw whatever kind of comic or illustration you want, whether it’s for a gift, for your business, or just for yourself. You describe who is the subject and how you want them posed if it is a person, or what you want illustrated if it is a scene or a sequence of comic panels. How much and how long?

5. How does the production process work? Do I get to art direct? How will you make my art?

Once I receive your comic concept description, I’ll contact you to set a price and provide you with a timetable for production. If you find this acceptable we process your payment, gather photos from you, and as soon as I receive your payment I will start drawing your comic. I do the pencils, inks, letters and colors all in one shot, over two weeks. The art is all drawn by me alone. How about sketches and prelims and so on? If you want prelims or story boards or roughs I charge for them. If you want changes to finished work I charge for it. The reason I don’t charge  $1,200 for a custom piece of art is because I do it all one shot (over several days).
Can you me written instructions, or send to me, sample pages and ideas? Yes, and I do my best to follow all instructions.  Like cover recreations. Sometimes I get a question like this, “I loved the drawing you did for me, can you make a change? and draw it again, with me holding a cup of coffee and my dog?” This not a change, this is a NEW drawing and requires a new charge as it’s a 100% new drawing or painting.
Art takes a ton of time to make. And I will follow your instructions, as best I can. I usually print them out and keep them in a book.  So be sure the instructions you send are the ones you want me to follow. Again, I do my best, but my interpretation, like drawing “Superman” is my interpretation. I am not going to be drawing in a style or in a way that is not my style. Look over my work and make sure my style fits your project. That is how it will look. Again, I do my very best on each and every illustration. I am devoted to the artwork.
You get the rights to the finished work I make you. You can make shirts, posters anything you want. And it’s all yours. That is something to consider. My art is very very inexpensive for art you get to keep the rights to.

Amy and Turbo.

Amy and Turbo.

6. What information do you need from me?

You can give us as much or as little information as you want. Good photos are essential. Some folks send us a full script. Others just tell us roughly what they’re looking for, and let us be creative! If you want someone you know drawn into the comic we’ll want to see a few good photos, and a little bit about their personality.

7. Do you offer other styles of artwork?

Yes. We offer cartoon artwork and not photo realistic artwork. It costs considerably more for realistic photo like renderings. If you want art like this, it can be done but takes more time and is beyond the scope of this offer for $200 a page. We focus on the central figure or “hero” (or two) in the picture. If you want a lot more detail in the background or if this comic has more than oen or two people in it, then it will take more time which will raise the price.

8. How do you deliver the artwork?

The high resolution color files are emailed to you to download. It is cost effective to print the color pages yourself or take them to a local print shop. Mailing printed art is too expensive.
Custom art by Dan Burke.

9. How many frames will fit on a page?

We will draw up to 4 simple panels per page, or a large single illustration. The panels all fit on a single page. Since multiple panels are smaller there is less detail that can be included (see the Sunday comic strips to see what we mean).

10. What if I want a printed book?

Books are composed of multiple pages, so you must first have a story that requires many pages. Second, the number of pages will be have two costs: the cost of artwork by us, and then the cost of printing by a printer. Also, since this is multiple pages, the whole work will take longer and can stretch to months in total length of time to produce the artwork.

11. What if I want a poster-size print?

Getting posters printed and shipped through the internet is not cheap! Chances are, there’s a Kinko’s down the road that can get you a lovely print of the high resolution file we send you for a few bucks in an hour. But if you want a high quality print delivered to your door, here are typical rates found on the internet: Up to 11 x 11 inches is $30. Up to 15 x 15 inches is $35. Up to 23 x 23 inches is $40. Up to 35 x 35 inches is $60. Canvas printing, oversized printing and framing are also available, and also crazy expensive.

12. What is the deal with rights?

Each custom comic book comes with the full, nonexclusive rights to do whatever you want with it, even if you make a million dollars off of it. You can make copies, post it online, sell it to a major publisher, whatever you like. We reserve the right to use the comic in our portfolios to show off as an example of our work, but we will never sell your art to someone else. If you’re interested in exclusive rights that prevent us from ever using it ourselves, just ask! No need to worry if we’re working with your scripts or original characters, we make no claim to them!

Big Prints. The 36 by 24 inch poster.

Big Prints. The 36 by 24 inch poster.

13.  Do I get to approve each stage of the process? IMPORTANT:

The production process of custom comics is set up to get work done quickly. This means that writing, penciling, and inking are done all in one round of work. We will make certain that the comic is of high quality, and fits all of the parameters we discussed prior to starting work. The finished product is sent “as-is”. If there is a mistake, or a spelling error, we will make quick fixes, but if you want changes to the comic that will require redrawing or adding more details or characters, then we will have to negotiate a fair fee to do the extra work. “Art directed” work is available. The client can pay for my time and make as many changes, prelims and so on, as they want. I charge by the hour for “client conception” or art directed work. This allows the client more creative control, but it quadruples the time invested by me, so I must charge accordingly for the time I actually use to create the clients projects. I can be hired for monthly and long term contracts.

14. Color custom comics and comic books. Your story in pictures and words!
“Your satisfaction is our goal. I make custom comic books. I pride myself in going the extra mile for my valued clients. Let us make a comic for you! We love making art and comics and want to produce the best art possible for you. Feel free to write and ask questions. We can talk by phone anytime! Don’t be shy. Please call and ask questions. Have a wonderful day!”
Artist Dan Burke. CONTACT ME.

15. I often get this question. “Can you draw it like Jim Lee?” The answer is no. I can copy his
or anyone’s work but that is different than drawing like them. I draw in my style. It’s accurate but it is my style. Please keep that in mind. If you need certain style for your work, that must be considered. My style is very precise but is my style. Look at the art below. That is how is very good representation of my style. Thank you.

Illustration by Dan Burke. Art and Portraits.

Illustration by Dan Burke. Art and Portraits.

Custom comic books and custom comic book pages and art. Did you ever dream of having your own custom comic book for yourself or a loved one? Turn your children or husband or friends into super heroes, movie stars, role playing characters such as Wonder Woman, Superman, rock stars and more. Want to appear in your favorite video game or TV show, as your favorite character? We can do that too! The sky’s the limit on your imagination. We can create unique one of a kind characters that look and act like your loved ones! Stun your family with a beautiful comic book all about THEM! We produce full color comics and artwork. Wedding invitations, posters, event displays, greeting cards, anniversary presents, event posters, kid’s parties, theme parties, office events, promotional campaigns, are just some of the things you can do with custom comic book art. Complete and original. So lets get down to it.

ORDER NOW! Full color magazine sized artwork. 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Only $200.00 per page, 300 DPI artwork, delivered by mail or internet. Shipping of artwork is FREE in the USA.

A comic about your family, kids, pet, friends, events, play, sorority, you dream it up..we can draw it. (:
I also draw banners, posters, greeting cards, playbills, story boards, animated characters, portraits and architectural renderings.

Poster Size prints.

Poster Size prints.

custom comics and art

custom comics and art


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