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Old 06-11-2013, 10:24 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Going forward, let's scrap the using one post thing unless you want to do that. It's getting hard to track when people update their posts later without doing a new post.

So just do a new post when you have new feedback and I'll link to that in the main list.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #127 (permalink)
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How long should it take to respond to a message though? We're not talking about the work not being done, we're just talking about a response.

Some reasons for not responding revolve around computer issues, internet issues, out of town, major family tragedy, etc. If you are on Facebook commenting on other things, you clearly are not having those issues. Particularly when the message in my case was sent in Facebook.
How long a delay? People get mad over a day sometimes because you're online. I have chronic headaches (that's 15 or more a month), I'm on social media from the couch or bed fairly often via smartphone or Kindle. With the Kindle it's very easy to one-click share things, but not at all easy to peck out a message. It also tends to not give me current message notifications so I have no clue until I get back to the computer.

There's also the workload vs how much effort the response is going to take. Effort (thought, information, research) means you get added to the list, not a cut in line. For instance, I had a deadline where cards had to be in the mail Friday and I didn't finish the cards until Thursday night at 10 last week. Thursday someone noted me on Scoundrel to ask prices for APs, including possible bulk discounts, and how many I had for certain sets. My APs are stacked in a box and I have been having a crazy time keeping track of them without digging through and double-checking. Plus, ugh, trying to figure out what I'll take really hurts my brain because I try to be fair to everyone, including myself. I answered him that day... to tell him that if I didn't get back to him by the weekend to poke me (which, oops, neither of us did *adds to today's list*). Yep, I'll respond to things I want to online while eating (like right now), but that message stuff is work and I think I deserve a break Working from home sucks because it feels like I should always be working, I work at the computer, watching tv... pretty much everywhere at any time except for the time with my dog.

So there's my devil's advocate on that subject.

FWIW, I threw a holy fit when I asked someone for their address again so I could mail their package with a bunch of others the next day, since I walk to the post office, and they read the message but didn't respond in that 24 hrs. Typing out your address isn't something that takes thought or effort, I don't care how cranky they were about unrelated issues.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #128 (permalink)
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How long a delay? People get mad over a day sometimes because you're online. I have chronic headaches (that's 15 or more a month), I'm on social media from the couch or bed fairly often via smartphone or Kindle. With the Kindle it's very easy to one-click share things, but not at all easy to peck out a message. It also tends to not give me current message notifications so I have no clue until I get back to the computer.
I'm not expecting an instantaneous response. However, in this instance, we're talking about something I already paid for, which had been promised a few times and not delivered, and I've been extremely polite about. So I would hope someone could find time to get back to me in a week about where my item is. And in this case, I'm talking about a sketchbook, which requires all of sticking it in an envelope and putting some postage on it.

As someone who has a full-time plus job (65-70 hour weeks are not unusual) and on the side used to manage to get out 100-150 packages a month for a couple of years (with one business day turnaround time), I just don't find the excuses to not get something in the mail once it's done or not at least respond to messages plausible.

I do realize that maybe this isn't the hobby for me and my expectations for these transactions to be handled a certain way are not realistic. That's one of a few reasons I'm currently taking a break.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #129 (permalink)
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I do realize that maybe this isn't the hobby for me and my expectations for these transactions to be handled a certain way are not realistic. That's one of a few reasons I'm currently taking a break.
To the contrary, I think your expectations ARE pretty reasonable. My objection was to the broad generalization the other poster made in response, which I've seen thrown around a lot through the years.

I don't understand the mail thing, either. I had an artist friend not mail me something she'd bought as a gift for two years and then cop an attitude when I went and bought myself one because she had no use for the one in her possession. Uh? Or, yeah, a comic for art trade which I told the guy to stuff after 9 months of him saying he was driving around with the package in his car. I'll ask people if they mind a week, so that I can consolidate my walking trip, but that's it. Now that paypal makes printing your own postage so much easier (and cheaper!) it's even more perplexing.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:43 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Hate to do this, but he's had a week to respond to my last message and didn't. So, I'm going to suggest you use caution in dealing with Edward Cherniga.

On March 14, I responded to his Facebook post to get one of his sketchbooks for $20. He said he would do a quick sketch of a character of your choice on the inside cover, so I let him know what I wanted. He said he would start the sketch that night.

On April 17, I asked if he had a chance to mail the sketchbook yet. He said he was trying to save them all up to ship at once, but mine would be going out the following Monday.

On May 14, I asked if it had gone out yet and he said he had some computer issues, but it would be going out later that week.

On June 4, I sent yet another request to find out the status and never got a response. He has posted to Facebook since I sent my message.

If the book shows, I'll update this post.

Updating my original post as well.

(And I'll be updating your feedback posts momentarily as well).
Unfortunately, I've had the same issue with Edward. I also commissioned a $20 sketchbook and nothing received.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #131 (permalink)
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I understand the sentiment, and in extreme cases feel the same way... but as a broad generalization, I hate that kind of statement. It's like saying 9-5 workers can't check social media on their lunch break because they're not done with the afternoon's workload.

When an artist has time to read the msg but not reply and then be seen milling around on their personal page and art page its absolutely frustrating. If you cant give a full answer a short "Ill get with you later" that day would work wonders.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #132 (permalink)
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It's like loaning someone money because they begged for it and a few days later you see them out having a ball and spending cash.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #133 (permalink)
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If the book shows, I'll update this post.
I'm sure the book will show up eventually, but I hope that isn't considered enough to turn a negative into a positive. Poor customer service, plain and simple. It shouldn't take 6 weeks to get to the post office.

I once commissioned an artist that had to walk several miles in the snow, both ways up hill, to bring my sketch card to the post office. She still made it there after just a couple of days.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #134 (permalink)
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I'm sure the book will show up eventually, but I hope that isn't considered enough to turn a negative into a positive. Poor customer service, plain and simple. It shouldn't take 6 weeks to get to the post office.

I once commissioned an artist that had to walk several miles in the snow, both ways up hill, to bring my sketch card to the post office. She still made it there after just a couple of days.
No--this has been a negative experience, but I think it's only fair to note if the book finally shows up in my comments about what happened.
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did you pay up front for it? Ya'll need to stop paying up front for these things. You never pay for quality food upfront only garbage fast food. If the person is serious they will get it done and if not no money lost just a person you'll never have to deal with again.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #136 (permalink)
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did you pay up front for it? Ya'll need to stop paying up front for these things. You never pay for quality food upfront only garbage fast food. If the person is serious they will get it done and if not no money lost just a person you'll never have to deal with again.
Not that I disagree with you one bit... but $20 for a sketch book with a quick sketch on the inside cover is the fast food of the comic art world. Personally, I would have considered $20 an acceptable risk, and paid up front if asked. You live, you learn. I equate it to a $5 PSC I commissioned at the Wiz World Philly show. The commission turned out to be a piece of #@#@#@#@, not even worth the $5, but oh well. Some times you consider the risk and take a chance.

Anyway, in this particular situation it seems like payment up front is not relevant. If he paid only after the sketch was done and ready to ship, it still doesn't force the artist to get to the post office.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Pish don't pay until they send you a tracking number. Usually payment upfront means the artist has an obligation but sometimes real life obligations take precedence. When I did Architectural Renderings, for small jobs we didn't ask for a retainer we just asked for the check to be ready on delivery. Larger jobs we did ask for a percentage upfront. You guys are thinking as if this is all checks and money orders, this is mostly paypal or some other digital money transfer you set the terms. If you must pay upfront pay only the shipping costs so they have no excuse. Fact is it's real easy to order shipping supplies and the post office picks up everyday except Sunday so no need to go to the post office not even for overseas shipping and anyone who can't buy a cheap 20 dollar HP printer is making excuses as to why they can't use either Paypal or USPS print and ship. In fact Paypal has a Multi order feature that you can plug in anyone's address and print out postage.
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I get what you are saying, but I would be very surprised if anyone is going to send you something in the eBay/PayPal world before you pay for it in full. I know as a seller, I wouldn't.

Like Spider-Fan said, this was a sketchbook with a quick sketch that was supposed to be done that night. I really didn't expect it to become a 3 month transaction.

If I'm out of $20, it's not a huge deal. It's just disappointing I didn't get what I paid for and I wanted to warn everyone else about it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:06 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Boxes I use to ship comics.
12 x 9 x 2" Corrugated Boxes S-4118 - Uline
Boxes I use to ship sketch cards including RA AP's
6 x 6 x 2" Corrugated Boxes S-4307 - Uline
The tape I use to seal my boxes.
2.75" x 375' Save A Buck Kraft Tape S-7838 - Uline
The tape is 8 rolls of the stuff so you have enough for a few years.
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I get what you are saying, but I would be very surprised if anyone is going to send you something in the eBay/PayPal world before you pay for it in full. I know as a seller, I wouldn't.

Like Spider-Fan said, this was a sketchbook with a quick sketch that was supposed to be done that night. I really didn't expect it to become a 3 month transaction.

If I'm out of $20, it's not a huge deal. It's just disappointing I didn't get what I paid for and I wanted to warn everyone else about it.
Well no I'm just talking commissions, not ebay stuff. Ebay is pay first fast food. Oh and I'd break an arm or knock a few teeth out for 5 dollars so yeah it's money.... I hate doing to others and will not let anyone do it to me. got an old saying about it,"it comes from your bank or your blood but i'm getting my money

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:18 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Another reason to deal with Rich Hennemann. Done in less than 2wks and on its way!
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:29 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #143 (permalink)
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My newest Jack Sparrow sketch (comic style) from Tressina Bowling...delivered within 1 week.

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+1 for Robert Hendrickson. I would give him a +20 if I could. Such a nice person to deal with, and the work is amazing.
Also +1 or 2 (whichever applies) for 2 APs from Remi Dousset. His turn around is super fast!!!



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Had this 8.5x11 done by Christophe Festor



Great communication, easy to work with, I suggest anyone gives him a shot if you like the style!
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #147 (permalink)
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I recently got a couple of APs from Jason Worthington. He was very professional and delivered within the time frame he promised. I'll give him a +1.

I know I already +1'd Amber Shelton, but I just got another AP from her today and I'm LOVING IT! Didn't feel like starting a whole new thread so I'm just gonna post it here


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I saw this posting and thought I would share some of my experiences. I have had some work done over the past few months so I am going to list everything that I have completed and ones that are currently pending. Once the pending are completed I will update the list here:

Completed:

Nestor Celario Jr. - A+ (this was my first ever commissioned piece but Nestor was very professional and good with updates)

Frank Kadar - A++ (this was my first AP and Frank was very professional with great communication and updates throughout process. highly recommend)

Mel Uran - A++ (super awesome and great quality. actually watched her draw my sketch on a live webcast)

Jason Keith Philips - A++ (very professional and great communication. had the AP done and in hand within a week)

Tim Proctor - A+++ (awesome communication, very professional, and quality is outstanding. highly recommend)

Adam Cline - A+++ (quality is top notch, good with communication and updates, very cool to work with)

Puis Calzada - A++ (very friendly, good communication, and quality was great. delivered exactly what i had pictured in my mind)

Pending:

Gary Kezele - very responsive and very friendly. was able to get a spot on the list and have every faith the piece will be awesome.

Anthony Hochrein - very responsive, detail oriented, and very friendly. jumped on the list at first chance i could.

Tim Proctor - loved the PSCs so much i have commissioned him to complete an 8x10 piece. can't wait to see how it turns out.

Kokkinakis Achilleas - commissioned a two card puzzle. waiting for next update, but previous one looks awesome. good communication.

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I forget about this thread sometimes...

Frank Kadar: +1.

Did the Superman: The Legend AP sketch in around 2 weeks. Great communication and excellent work.
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I'm not so sure I'd give Hetrick a +1 based on a purchasing a completed card on eBay and being turned down for a commission... anyway...

I received a pair of PSCs I commissioned from board member David Rabbitte today. I reached out to him after he started his art thread Very happy with them and with him. Recommended! +1
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