My ever-under-construction website will eventually feature a fairly exhaustive FAQ. I’ve got a bunch of questions, and managed to lose a whole bunch more (I’m gifted that way). Occasionally I ask myself if I’m missing some important questions.
Then I realized the blog might be a good testing ground for current questions – Did I cover everything? Was it a clear explanation? – and an opportunity to collect new questions.
With that in mind, let’s start with the basics (and – full disclosure – some that are kind to my wallet);
A: Do you sign cards by mail?
Q: Yup, but I have a bit of a backlog currently. Over on my thread on the WotC boards I have an extensive entry about what you should do (and what would be nice if you did) before sending me cards.
Q: Y’know, come to think of it, I don’t know all the cards you’ve done.
A: Click the handy Gatherer link up on the right column. It’ll take you to a visual spoiler of every Magic card I’ve done artwork for. Not for the faint-of-bandwidth.
Q: Do you have prints for sale?
A: Yup again. About 60 different ones. They’re $10 plus shipping and are printed on high quality archival paper stock. My email is linked at the top of the blogs right column, so drop me a line and I’ll send you a list.
Q: Do you have Artist Proofs for sale?
A: Yes indeed. Prices vary as does shipping depending on how many you want. Drop me a line for a complete list.
Q: Do you have original art for sale? Magic art?
A: Astonishingly, yes. I held on to almost all of my originals until I could buy a scanner that could make satisfactory high-end archival scans so that I could ensure I had an excellent digital copy of the image before the original left my hands . I picked up a great scanner a few years ago and have slowly been selling pieces ever since. Drop me a line and – surprise! – I will send you a list.
Q: How much do Magic originals cost?
A: Mine run the gamut from $450 to $1600 with most sitting at $850. That price includes Fed-Ex two day shipping with insurance. Shipping outside the U.S.A. costs up to $50 extra. Originals from Doomtown and V:Tes tend to be $300 to 650 in price.
Q: Are Phyrexian Dreadnought, Baron Sengir and the Abyss available?
A: Nope, sorry. Not every high profile card is gone, however. I still have Lake of the Dead, Kiki Jiki, Flametongue Kavu, Time Warp, and Phyrexian Arena, among others.
Q: Do you have any original sketches for your Magic cards?
A: Yeah, though those are less well documented. Ask and I’ll let you know if what you’re interested in is available.
So, got an idea for a FAQ entry? Drop me a line in the comments here, on the various message boards I inhabit or at my email linked above (that right column again).