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Old 02-15-2018, 12:28 PM   #26
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Not only that but I commissioned him for a totally different project too, the cover of my book. It got REAL ugly. I paid and was promised it to be done by a certain time. It wasnt. Was told at least 10 times I promise by next week. This went on for MONTHS. It held up the entire publishing process. I finally exploded on facebook for the world to see in a scathing multi-page rant. Only then did he apologize profusely and finally did the cover.
It ended up coming out great, but if would be difficult for me to recommend him for commissions. Its a shame too because his work is amazing.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:40 AM   #27
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I'd suggest to never pay upfront for 3 cards. I'll usually do half unless I've worked with them before. Because I know artists get screwed by people not paying, but collectors get screwed about as often. If you have to pay full upfront, I'd definitely only pay for 1 card at a time. Right now it's easier to do new stuff that he can make more money on. He already has your money, so there's really no incentive to do it in a timely manner. This applies to paying anyone for any job.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:49 AM   #28
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I'd suggest to never pay upfront for 3 cards. I'll usually do half unless I've worked with them before. Because I know artists get screwed by people not paying, but collectors get screwed about as often. If you have to pay full upfront, I'd definitely only pay for 1 card at a time. Right now it's easier to do new stuff that he can make more money on. He already has your money, so there's really no incentive to do it in a timely manner. This applies to paying anyone for any job.
You are 100% correct. I paid up front in full last February 2017 for a large commission and sketch cards last from an artist who has great reviews on here, but I made the mistake of saying "no rush, they are Christmas Gifts." I think I was promised that it would be done by no later than July, then September, then November, then by Christmas. I got the painted artwork ~3 days before Christmas (thank goodness because it was my only gift for my wife) and the sketch cards didn't arrive until this month. I learned my lesson on that one. If you need something actually done by a certain date, and you have to pay in full up front, tell the artist you need it 6 months before that date, so you make sure you have it. Otherwise, try very hard to only pay half up front so they have an incentive to do their job in a timely fashion.

On a positive note, the artist I have had by far the best experience with is Rich Hennemann. Extremely nice person that gets high quality, reasonably priced work, completed very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone. Great Black Friday deals too.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:26 PM   #29
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I only take on commissions when I can do them in a timely fashion, I also give the option to pay half up front and the other half on completion when I am about to begin it. I see too many horror stories of people waiting years for a commission.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:33 PM   #30
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Wow, it really is. I wasn't aware of "round two" but found it addressed here about halfway down: https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...c-relationship
Thanks for posting -- I had no idea De Liz worked on Wonder Woman. I was always a fan of her art -- kind of ironically one of my favorite sketch cards is a Wonder Woman she did for DC Legacy.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:09 PM   #31
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Responding to original post: I tried contacting Mike Glover artist multiple times asking for status and did not receive any response at all. I patiently waited and gave up after 4 months and had to file a claim with paypal and got my money back. Collectors, please beware of this artist.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #32
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You and me both! I funded two of her Kickstarters years ago and nada.
I did the Jamsauce Kickstarter 5+ yrs ago...still nothing so probably out all that money. Last contact last year was they were being sent out with or without approval as all were done and ready to go.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:44 PM   #33
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I did the Jamsauce Kickstarter 5+ yrs ago...still nothing so probably out all that money. Last contact last year was they were being sent out with or without approval as all were done and ready to go.
Last time I contacted her a year ago she said she was waiting on approvals . At least your post has reminded me to contact her again.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:58 PM   #34
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Last time I contacted her a year ago she said she was waiting on approvals . At least your post has reminded me to contact her again.
If we're talking about the same artist (I vaguely remember the Jamsauce title), I also supported one of her Kickstarters and ended up asking for my money back. The excuses went on for months and I had enough of it. It went from having the books ready to ship on her desk with mailing labels to 'ok, I'm going to the PO next week' to other extensions. One of the main contributors to getting out of sketchcards...
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:05 PM   #35
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If we're talking about the same artist (I vaguely remember the Jamsauce title), I also supported one of her Kickstarters and ended up asking for my money back. The excuses went on for months and I had enough of it. It went from having the books ready to ship on her desk with mailing labels to 'ok, I'm going to the PO next week' to other extensions. One of the main contributors to getting out of sketchcards...
I just e-mailed her and got a response within 10 minutes . She said that "all rewards were done and approved" and " Axe and I are in the process of formatting the books to take them to print " .
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:39 PM   #36
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Last time I contacted her a year ago she said she was waiting on approvals . At least your post has reminded me to contact her again.
I commissioned her like 3 years ago, maybe more. She led me to believe it would take a couple weeks. After messaging for updates every few weeks for like 8 months, she just refunded my money because I was too annoying and impatient. Sorry bruh, I'm not a bank, and I don't do loans. If I haven't paid yet, or know there is actual progress I don't check in much. But when they have my money month after month with excuses, of course I'm going to keep checking in.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:08 AM   #37
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For the Deliz fans out there, she's soliciting "limited" commissions:

https://twitter.com/RenaeDeLiz/statu...878145/photo/1

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Old 05-01-2018, 10:17 AM   #38
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JRosales is a class act. He did a sketch for me and it was finished and sent to me in 2 weeks. Great guy to deal with!!!
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:21 AM   #39
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You are 100% correct. I paid up front in full last February 2017 for a large commission and sketch cards last from an artist who has great reviews on here, but I made the mistake of saying "no rush, they are Christmas Gifts." I think I was promised that it would be done by no later than July, then September, then November, then by Christmas. I got the painted artwork ~3 days before Christmas (thank goodness because it was my only gift for my wife) and the sketch cards didn't arrive until this month. I learned my lesson on that one. If you need something actually done by a certain date, and you have to pay in full up front, tell the artist you need it 6 months before that date, so you make sure you have it. Otherwise, try very hard to only pay half up front so they have an incentive to do their job in a timely fashion.

On a positive note, the artist I have had by far the best experience with is Rich Hennemann. Extremely nice person that gets high quality, reasonably priced work, completed very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone. Great Black Friday deals too.
Rich is the best...love working with him.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:06 PM   #40
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For the Deliz fans out there, she's soliciting "limited" commissions:

https://twitter.com/RenaeDeLiz/statu...878145/photo/1
Was this posted as a sarcastic joke? Or to rile up the people that have given up after years of waiting?
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:15 AM   #41
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I commissioned her like 3 years ago, maybe more. She led me to believe it would take a couple weeks. After messaging for updates every few weeks for like 8 months, she just refunded my money because I was too annoying and impatient. Sorry bruh, I'm not a bank, and I don't do loans. If I haven't paid yet, or know there is actual progress I don't check in much. But when they have my money month after month with excuses, of course I'm going to keep checking in.
Man, came to this part of the forum on a whim and seeing I am not the only person who had problems with this artist. My issue was having an AP done that she claimed she finished 4 months after payment, but needed Topps approval to send out. The year mark comes around and kept getting the same excuses. At least she was cool with providing a refund.

Every other artist who worked on this set that I got an AP from, 2 month turn around time was the longest I had to wait.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:29 PM   #42
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Responding to original post: I tried contacting Mike Glover artist multiple times asking for status and did not receive any response at all. I patiently waited and gave up after 4 months and had to file a claim with paypal and got my money back. Collectors, please beware of this artist.
I got some blanks and 2-card puzzle commission from him through ebay. He was actually pretty responsive at first, gave me updates but with no pics so not really sure if it was accurate. Then, nothing. After several emails I am going to have to file a claim if I dont hear back from him in the next few weeks. Really sucks too, he does great work and I already had plans for the blanks... And I dont think i'll even get the full amount because one of the payments is past the refund time limit on paypal i think.. Let me know if anybody has heard anything from him recently because I would much rather have the cards then go through the claims process!
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I got some blanks and 2-card puzzle commission from him through ebay. He was actually pretty responsive at first, gave me updates but with no pics so not really sure if it was accurate. Then, nothing. After several emails I am going to have to file a claim if I dont hear back from him in the next few weeks. Really sucks too, he does great work and I already had plans for the blanks... And I dont think i'll even get the full amount because one of the payments is past the refund time limit on paypal i think.. Let me know if anybody has heard anything from him recently because I would much rather have the cards then go through the claims process!
If you backed it with a cc youll have more time than pp's deadline
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:35 PM   #44
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Michael Glover is exactly what the title says. A sketch card scammer. So I originally also bought the cards on ebay- that is the only reason I paid in full. But he became totally unresponsive and gave a few excuses before that why it wasn’t done.
PayPal covers you on purchases for 6 months so if it’s within that time period, you’ll get a refund. Just call them and explain the situation. They will clearly see he has not updated any tracking information so you will get refunded. It takes some time. I think it took 10 days or so to get my full refund but i did. If it has been longer than 6 months, PayPal sometimes will still refund the money. Especially if you call and just explain the situation and that it was a piece of art you paid for so it had to be done but now he doesn’t respond. PayPal is pretty good about making it right so you should be good. Hope that helps.
My advice to anyone is do not commission Michael Glover for anything. Looks like he is not worried about his reputation or who’s money he takes.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:09 AM   #45
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I got some blanks and 2-card puzzle commission from him through ebay. He was actually pretty responsive at first, gave me updates but with no pics so not really sure if it was accurate. Then, nothing. After several emails I am going to have to file a claim if I dont hear back from him in the next few weeks. Really sucks too, he does great work and I already had plans for the blanks... And I dont think i'll even get the full amount because one of the payments is past the refund time limit on paypal i think.. Let me know if anybody has heard anything from him recently because I would much rather have the cards then go through the claims process!
So, after numerous messages via direct email and through eBay, Mike finally responded to me. Apparently, he has been going through a divorce and has been suffering from depression, which is understandable for anybody going through a divorce. The reason why he wasnt actually included in the Greatest Battles set release was because he was in a bad car accident while he was working on the set. After his recovery he found his parents still had his blanks and such, so thats when he started listing them on eBay. I feel for the guy, and its no excuse for not responding to customers and ignoring commissions and whatnot, but at least its an explanation. I still like his work and am holding out hope that he's gonna come through with the commission.
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