Q: I’m an art director, publisher, creative director, commissioned art seeker, or print buyer, and I’d like to use a member of Periscope to storyboard, illustrate, concept sketch, etc. How do I do that?
A: Write us at periscope.studio (at) gmail.com or call 503-242-2500.
Q: I’m an artist, too! Can I get a job at Periscope?
A: No. We’re a studio of freelancers. We don’t have any employees.
Q: Can I be an intern?
A: Maybe. Read more here. It won’t lead to a job, though. See above.
Q: Can I join Periscope?
A: Sorry, we’re not looking for new members. We don’t have the space.
Q: Will you draw me something on commission?
A: We like to draw commissions. Email us to find out if we’re available, to discuss what you’d like, to find out prices, etc.
Q: I have this great idea for a book. Will you do the drawings?
A: If your project has a professional budget and you’d like to hire an artist, we would be happy to talk to you! If you would like us to work on spec until the book finds a publisher, no.
Q: Do you ever work on spec?
Q: What is this “spec?”
A: “Spec” is short for speculation. Work without guaranteed payment is spec.
Q: Will you come out to speak or teach at my school, or my meeting, or my corporate retreat, etc.?
A: Email us to find out our availability and price. We are often happy to do paid speaking or teaching engagements.
Q: My kid loves to draw. Can I bring him or her by to see what you guys do?
A: No, but we may be able to come out to your child’s school to talk to their class. You could talk to your child’s teacher or principal, suggest us for an art enrichment day, and pass along our contact information.
Q: Will you guys advise me for my senior project/thesis/mentorship/jobshadow?
A: Most likely, we can’t. As freelance artists and writers, we probably won’t have the time to devote. Additionally, much of our work is done under non-disclosure agreements, so we are often contractually obligated to keep it secret until it’s published or made public.
Q: Can you critique my portfolio?
A: The best place to have this done is at a convention or one of our store signings. See our Appearances page for upcoming dates.
Q: I have a comic or artwork that I’d like to have you sign. How?
A: Bring it with you to a convention or a store appearance and we’d be happy to sign it. If that’s impossible, contact us, and we may be able to work something else out.