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  • Character Design
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Cartooning
  • Character Animation
  • Logo Design
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Book Illustration
  • Caricatures
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Comic Book Art

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  • 2D Animation

    $45/hr Starting at $3K Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I produced high quality Saturday Morning TV animation for Marvel Productions using Wacom digitizing tablets - I am happy to provide storyboards, character design, animatics, limited animation, full animation,...

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  • Children's Book Illustration

    $35/hr Starting at $2K Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    We have illustrated three children's books and four other books - this includes book covers and designing pages, frontispiece, back cover, blurb, logo, thumbnail, etc. We have over 25 years experience...

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  • Cartoon Maps

    $20/hr Starting at $1K Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Put your company on the map! We craft custom cartoon maps to communicate where your business is in your community or for advertising, editorial or marketing use. The hand-drawn map can be as simple or...

    Adobe IllustratorAdvertisingBusiness ServicesCaricature DrawingCaricatures
  • Logo Design

    $30/hr Starting at $300 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Whether you want to commission a hand-drawn illustration for your logo, or a more streamlined text-based design, we do them all. Your logo represents all that you do and all that you strive for - it is...

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  • Cartoon Illustrations

    $40/hr Starting at $200 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    If you are looking for distinct and imaginative illustrations that will capture your audience’s attention, then contact Dave - he has a range of friendly styles and whimsical approaches that capture the...

    2D ArtAdobe IllustratorAdobe SoftwareAdvertisingAnimation
  • Book Illustrations

    $35/hr Starting at $300 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    We specialize in cartoon and illustrated book covers, inside illustrations and diagrams (color or black/gray) and cover design. Illustration is communication and communication is key to engaging the reader...

    Adobe IllustratorBook IllustrationBusiness Card DesignCaricature DrawingCartooning

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Lines on paper, at your command!

Principal artist Dave Stephens has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years. He worked as an animator for Marvel Comics' Saturday morning cartoon Attack of the Killer Tomatoes before he branched out on his own to do commercial art and illustration.

In his San Diego studio, Dave specializes in character development, cartoon maps, animation, private studio caricature commissions and commercial art for web, books, children's books, magazines, mobile apps, branding and advertising.

Work Terms

Our work hours are flexible.

We answer inquiry emails and phone calls between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., but if we are working on an assignment for you, we will get back to as frequently as possible, usually within the hour. Email communication is the easiest method for contacting us when we're managing a project, but we're flexible and welcome your texts, IMs, and phone calls.

We request 50% deposits to begin working on your project but will consider a smaller deposit for concept sketching/drafting. We will consider payment arrangements, too, so long as we are compensated in-full before the release of the final high-resolution art files/assets.

We offer discounts for prepayment and/or bulk commissions.

Thank you!

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