Commission Status: OPEN February – December 2020 (Limited Availability month-to-month)


For inquiries about professional writing and art jobs (including comics), please use the Contact Page. The following is for private commissions only! Prices for and terms of professional work differ greatly.

Limited space is available. Commission prices are listed below (subject to change at artist’s discretion). Use link at the bottom of this page for inquiries and requests (include the word COMMISSION in your message title).


Commission Examples by J. M. DeSantis
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Types of Commissions

Black & White An inked drawing of a single character (waist up).

Colour Character on a flat colour background; watercolours & inks.

“Fine Art” A colour commission with added abstract decoration and text associated with the character(s) depicted. (Background Type Add-On; see below.)

Other types of commissions are available upon request (such as acrylic paintings). Special pricing will apply.


Headshots = 1/2 Price*
(*Small Commissions & Sketch Covers Only!)

Size/Type B&W Colour
4″ x 6″
$20.00 $30.00
6″ x 9″
(sketchbooks only)
$60.00 $120.00
Medium 9″ x 12″ &
Sketch Covers
$70.00 $140.00
11″ x 14″/17″
$150.00 $300.00

(adjust above prices; not available on small commissions)

Add Characters = +$30 each Simple = +$30
Wraparound Sketch Cov = x2 Detailed / “Fine Art” = +$60
  • Add Text to Art = +$5.00 (up to 24 words)

NOTE: An additional charge of up to $50.00/piece may be added for intricate details and/or colors at artists’s discretion. This will be discussed and agreed upon before payment.


Writing commissions are printed on paper and may use any font of your choice. Handwritten commissions are available (see pricing below).


Per 4 Lines = $10.00 (Thus: 8 line poem = $20.00; 12 line poem = $30.00; etc).

When commissioning poetry, please indicate rhyme scheme (AA-BB, ABAB) or if you wish to have none at all.

Extras (add to above prices)

  • Handwritten (neatly; rather than printed) = $2.00/line
  • Calligraphy (rather than printed) = $5.00/line*

*NOTE: J. M. does not currently offer calligraphy as a stand-alone service!


By hiring J. M. DeSantis for a commission you agree to and understand the following:

No reproductions or publications may be made using commissioned art or writing!

All commissions (art and writing) are for personal use and display only; not for reproduction or publication! J. M. DeSantis reserves the right to reproduce or publish any commissioned piece, unless otherwise agreed upon, or if the subject matter of the commission is not his by origin (i.e. a commission featuring your original character will not be reproduced).


J. M. DeSantis currently accepts payment through PayPal only. Shipping charges will apply (higher costs outside of the United States).

  • Half (1/2) Payment Due before J. M. DeSantis will begin your commission (non-refundable)
  • Remaining (2/2) Payment Due before or at delivery of the final piece.

Please do not send any payment until the commission has been agreed upon and you have been placed in J. M.’s commissions schedule. Receipts available upon request.


By contacting J. M. DeSantis about your commission and sending payment, you hereby agree to all of the above terms. Include the word COMMISSION in your message or e-mail title (so it doesn’t get lost).

E-mail: jay-em-dee-at-jay-em-dee-san-tis-dot-cahm (spelled “phonetically” to avoid junk mail)