Category Archives: Ecommerce

eBay ACEO / Sketch Card Sales

Just a quick note to let you know that I have several ACEO / Sketch Cards up for sale on ebay. They’re mostly comic book and pop culture characters, including Green Lantern (both Golden and Silver Age), Superman, Darth Vader, Yoda, The Wolfman, and Mario. To name a few.

The sales I have up right now all start at 99 cents for the minimum bid, and all have free shipping, in the US only.

All of the cards are original artworks and have not been, and probably will not be (at least for the foreseeable future) be reprinted.

My aim, at this point, is to post new sales of art, comic, and other stuff in the house, at least twice a week or so, but that may change once I get my computer back, and I can post all of my sales once a week.

Anyway, if you can’t, or don’t want to, buy, I’d appreciate you letting your online friends in on the sale.

Thank you so much.

Is This Something I Should Do?

Fred Hembeck is probably known best as being a big-time comic book fan artist during the 70’s and 80’s, doing features for the Comics Buyer’s Guide, Marvel Age Magazine, and even in DC Comics.

Fred now does a lot of artwork that he sells on eBay. Here is a sample of an ACEO (Art Card or Sketch Card) recreation of the cover of the original X-men #1.

If you’re viewing that before the end of the auction, you’ll see other art card drawings, including some Legion of Superheroes characters.

It’s something I’m thinking about doing.

In the meantime, look forward to more ACEO eBay and other orignal art sales from me this week.


Lowest Commission Price of the Year

I am having a sale today and tomorrow at my Bonanzle booth on caricature commissions from your photos. Normally, I sell these commissions for 50 bucks, but today and tomorrow, you can get them for 15 dollars plus whatever extras you would like to add. Just read the sale description to find out more.

Holiday shopping season is coming up soon. Why not get a head start on it and save some money?

Special ebay Sale

I’m having a special sale on ebay that could save you a lot of money.

You should go check it out, if only for the great opportunity it gives you to buy an original commission piece at a low, low price.

The sale is scheduled to conclude on Feb 26, 2010 @ 20:13:14 PST, but it may end early if anyone exercised the BUY IT NOW option. And if you go the BUY IT NOW route, you’ll get extra swag. Just go look!

And while I’m promoting, I’ve made some price changes in my shop. You should sail over there, too.


Dick Blick Deals of the Week, A Lesson in Businessc

Today, class, you’re going to learn a little about business, buying art supplies, and a little something about how websites make money.

In the past, in the right column of this very website, you have seen an orange rectangle-shaped ad that promoted the wonderful online art supply company Dick Blick Art Materials. - Online Art Supplies

Dick Blick Art Materials carries art supplies and related materials and I have found out them easy to work with and to order from online. Thanks to a gift card given to me during the holidays (Thanks for paying attention, Chris!) I got an opportunity to look around the website, buy some pens that I’ve been contemplating for a bit, kick the tires and such.

I was very happy with the experience. I saved some money on the pens, had them shipped to my home, and they were packaged well with all of the pertinent paperwork included.

So, like I said up front, you used to see their ad on the site, but it went away for awhile. Well, I suppose that’s my fault. The ad was an affiliate program ad. When I lead people to the Dick Blick Art Materials site by getting them to click that link, I get a percentage of the sale. They get customers, I get some pizza money, and you get a lead on the leader in online art supply sales. It’s a simple business model that should have brought in some cash, but I kind of let the website languish. No visitors, no clicks, no sales, no pizza.

Not even on 5 dollar, pick up only Monday pizza day. Sigh.

Eventually, Dick Blick Art Materials said “Blick you” (I’m paraphrasing a bit) and canceled the contract I had with them. No harm, no foul.

After bearing down and getting the site back up, and active, and hopefully interesting, one of the first things I did was to reactivate my connection to Dick Blick Art Materials.

If I’m going to recommend art supplies and such to my students, and if they don’t like the selection at our local art stores, such as Pat Catan’s and Michael’s (despite their fabulous name, I call ’em Meh Killz), I can offer them a choice that I am actively using and can recommend with the utmost confidence.

Want to kick the tires and give it a shot? Here’s their Hot Deals of the Week!. Dick Blick Art Materials offers huge values on a variety of art stuff from a variety of artistic disciplines and media.

I’m not a huge online shopper, so I have no hesitation in recommending this to my more luddite viewers as a method for obtaining art supplies.  Have fun.

How To Sell Article on

I get the daily Today email/newsletter, assembled by Jen Hubley. Usually, the newsletter has three or four major articles from the website featured that are of topical interest. These articles cover a wide variety of topics, including lifestyle, business, the arts, culture, trends, and news. And there are tons o’ links to other topical content.

I found today’s set of featured articles very appropriate to people who want to follow my lead and sell their artwork for whatever reason.

The top article is titled “Making the Internet and Ecommerce Work For Your Craft Business”. Check it out.

Let me know what you think. And yes, there are a LOT of ads, but the content is free and good.