Do you only utilize comics & graphic novels as your art medium?
Just about any type of paper product will work for a custom art piece!
**It is important to note that I am aware of trademark regulations. As an artist/collector/responsible fan of comic book art I do not under any circumstances utilize art obtained and printed from the internet or copied pages from a book. I use the actual pages from used and damaged books/magazines that I have either purchased or been gifted, on occassions I have been known to cut up a new book for special pieces (although I swear I can hear the pages screaming at me while I do this).**
How are your one of a kind Giraffe Soul items priced?
Each item is its own custom art piece so we look at the original purchase price of the item being utilized as well as the cost of the art medium (comics, graphic novels, vintage magazines, books, etc). Lastly, the amount of time that is spent creating each individual piece is calculated.
Ensuring your Giraffe Soul item stays as awesome as the first day you received it means...
Most custom art pieces have received at least two coats of weather-proofing shellac.
Heat: Fireplaces & heating vents are oh so romantic and they keep you toasty however trust me on this - DO NOT keep your custom art pieces near any type of heat source.
Water: For the obvious reason of my using comic books and paper products to decorate your art piece, water is not your friend.
Is it true that you donate stuff?
Yep! In the past, I have been proud to donate to HomePlate Youth Services in Washington County, Oregon. This amazing organization supports and empowers youth in the Washington County area who are experiencing housing instability. They do not turn anyone away and tirelessly work to help youth overcome a number of hurdles. Each year they host FarmPlate an event that includes a farm-to-table dinner and auction with all proceeds going towards the yearly operating budget of HomePlate.
Other organizations that have received donations from Giraffe Soul include Mile High Comics (benefiting the White Rose Scholarship Foundation), Hall of Justice Comics & Collectables (raffle), and the Town of Parker (for the 2015 - 50 year anniversary event).
If you are affiliated with a charity and are interested in requesting a custom Giraffe Soul piece for an event benefiting your organization, please email me (or complete the online contact form which can be found by visiting the contact page).