You Take Requests? For What Exactly?

Here's how it works...You give me five bucks, you tell me what to draw, and I draw it. I'll email you the image and then I'll post it here for everyone to see (I offer no guarantees on quality). Everyone wins!

Three things you can't request--Hardcore porn. The materials/media used. Your money back.

I will reject money for any logo requests (personal or corporate), so please don't send them. I have friends that are graphic designers, and that is their job--I'm just a cartoonist.

This is for fun and funds, so the quality of the drawing will depend based on my interest in the subject matter, the approach I decide to take, and available materials. Please don't cheat the system, by asking me to draw 100 different likenesses in one drawing for $5. I'll probably just send your money back. All requests will be posted on the site as I get to them (please keep in mind that I do have a full-time job). Due to shipping costs, I will only mail out the original art to folks who have made more than two requests. Please keep in mind that due to the size of the scanner, some of the pieces are folded or trimmed. I retain the full rights to any of the art I create, but if you want to use it for something, just ask me.

Thanks!
John Gholson

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Paul Frank Sock Monkey with Drug Problems"

The first of three requests from LAZK Enterprises. Just say no, folks. Thanks, LAZK!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Cookie Monster & me on a raft made of cookie w/sharks circlin'"

Mr. Snacktastic himself, Patrick Holland, sent in the second Cookie Monster request I've received. Yes, the sharks are circling in MILK, and, no, I don't know how they can survive in milk instead of salt water, but, hey, I'm no scientist. Check out Patrick's blog here, where he eats all manner of delicious things, and then tells you how delicious they are. Thanks, Patrick!

Friday, October 9, 2009

"A knitting owl"

Another request from Mick Tomlinson of CyberMonkeyDeathSquad. I think I know who this request is really for (Hi, Tara!). Thanks, Mick!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday Night Update

THIS THURSDAY. Mark it on your calendar, because the requests are a'comin'. Oh yes. Yes, they are.

I recommend planning a party.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Eva-01, wearing a skimmer hat & a monocle, doing a tap dance"

I thought this second request from Jen Blair was going to be incredibly difficult to draw, so I just did it straight onto the paper with a cheapie ballpoint pen. For one thing, it left me with no margin of error, and for another, when I'm drawing like this it feels more fun to me--like it's not as "serious" a job; it's more like a doodle. There's a little more energy that comes across this way, and I think this request needed that bounciness. Thanks, Jen!

"Declan (mah baby) needs to be a superhero"

Guess what? It's hard to draw a portrait of a baby. I learned this here. All I can do is try and make him look cute, then stand back and hope his Momma, Tiffany, likes it. Thanks, Tiffany!

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Twiki, from Buck Rogers. BOWLING"

This groovy request comes from Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, one of the fine folks making things happen for Texas filmmakers at the Texas Motion Picture Alliance. I was a big Twiki fan when I was a kid. Even though recently revisiting Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on DVD didn't exactly turn me into a diehard, life-long fan, it did confirm that the show was more entertaining than the original Battlestar Galactica. Little person in a robot boy costume > little person in a robot dog costume. Thanks, Paul!