If you buy your copy of Hereville from me, there are four options for personalizing your book. Whichever option you choose, please remember to email me and tell me what name I should sign your book (and drawings, if you get a drawing) to. If you prefer me to just sign the book but not dedicate it to anyone, tell me that too, please!
Option One: Signature and Dedication. Free!
If you buy a copy of “Hereville” from me, I will sign and dedicate the book in whatever way you want (i.e., “For Samantha!”). No charge for that.
Option Two: Glued-In Book Plate. $5
If you want, I could also glue in a book plate with a sketch of Mirka playing with a bug. This book plate is approximately 5 inches wide by 8 inches tall, is glued to the first page of the book (which has no content to cover up), and looks like this:
I’d sign and dedicate this in any way you’d like. The cost of the book plate is $5.
Option 3: Quick Head Sketch. $8
If you like, I’ll glue in a quick hand-drawn sketch of a Hereville character (you can let me choose which character or make a request). These drawings are about 3 inches by 5 inches, and a typical example looks something like this:
If your order contains more than one book with a head sketch, I’ll do different characters in each one, or funny hats or something, so that you don’t wind up with multiples of the same head sketch.
Options 4 and 5: An original, one-of-a-kind “Hereville” drawing. $50 or $150
If you’d like, I’d be happy to send you an original Hereville drawing with your book.
These drawings are approximately five inches wide by eight inches tall, on white paper. I hand-draw these on the computer (the same way I draw the comic book) and then create a high-quality print, but each one is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind piece, drawn especially for you, and never repeated or sold as a print to anyone else. (Although I reserve the right to reprint these drawings on my website, or in a “Hereville sketchbook” someday).
Your drawing can either be glued into your book, on the first page (which has no content on it, so you won’t be missing anything by covering this page up), or it could be sent unattached, printed out on thick, high-quality paper (for instance, if you’d like to frame it). Or both, if you’d like. I’ll assume that you want it glued into your book, unless I hear otherwise from you.
Feel free to request specific themes or characters — or I can just draw whatever comes to my mind, if you’d prefer. Requests can be made either by emailing me or by using the comment area of Paypal’s form. (I reserve the right to refuse requests.)
Here’s an example of a fifty dollar sketch:
You can find a bunch more examples of drawings done at this level here.
I’ll also do a $150 drawing, if you like. $150 drawings involve a much more “finished” line, and I’ll do things that would be more work than I’d be willing to do for a $50 sketch (see the quilt drawing below, for example).
Here are two examples of what a $150 drawing might look like:
The drawing above was done at the request of someone who wanted a quilt incorporated into the drawing.
Finally, if you’d like a print of your $150 or $50 drawing at a larger size than 5×8 (at 10×16, for instance), I can certainly do that, but I may be in touch seeking more shipping costs.
Please note that I generally only do characters from “Hereville” in these drawings. Also, keep in mind that it can take up to four weeks for original drawings to be created, depending on my drawing schedule. If you have a deadline in mind (because of a birthday or holiday, for example), be sure to let me know.
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