About the Artist
(The artist shall briefly write in the third person, as is the style of a bio paragraph) Aidan is a California-based artist, formerly from San Francisco and later relocated to Los Angeles. He received art training at several institutions, namely the American Animation Institute in Burbank.
Aidan's inspiration to become an artist came from a childhood love of newspaper strips and comic books. His interest in monsters and the classic horror/sci-fi films of his youth have also been a major influence on his style and story-telling, combining humor and horror in a series of artwork and animations.
Aidan works as a storyboard artist, primarily with Animatics & Storyboards Inc and Smorgasbord Productions, having worked on commercial and animation properties as diverse as Barbie, Talking Tom & Friends, Chop Chop Ninja, Gorillaville (DreamWorks TV), AllState Insurance, Mercedes Benz, Ace Hardware, and Disney Interactive.
Aside from freelance work, Aidan continues to create his own brand of comics, including his creator-owned series Scapula (currently in its tenth year of publication).
Aidan is heavily involved in the SoCal horror scene, with a series of monster-art books and live caricature appearances at spooky-themed stores including Dark Delicacies, the Hyaena Gallery, and the California Institute of Abnormalarts. He is also a frequent collaborator and performer with the shock rock band The Rhythm Coffin.
Aidan serves on the board for CAPS - Comic Art Professional Society.
Okay, let's get down to business!
Books and Merchandise
Good reading and great art is available for you kind-hearted supporters!
Books that I have done include the complete SCAPULA comic collections and my annual Dada Hyena's Creature Show publication of horror artwork. You can find these for sale in the SCAPULA COMIC STORE.
For prints of my artwork at ridiculously cheap prices, check out my Etsy ART STORE to see what's currently available.
For information about my convention schedule and my next caricaturing session, check the News on the main page of this site. I also suggest following me on Facebook for updates.
For information on hiring my caricature services for special events and private parties in Los Angeles, please e-mail me with a date and description of the event and I will let you know my rates and availability.
For digital caricature commissions, please read about my freelance services below.
Interested in commissioning my services for your next project?
For freelance work, please contact me with a detailed description of your project and I will happily discuss my rates and services with you. I can provide a time estimate and hourly rate once I know the exact details of the project.
Digital artwork creation and delivery is what I use the most these days (any physical artwork, such as drawings or paintings, will include extra fees for materials and S&H). All artwork is shown to clients on a step-by-step basis, from sketches and concept ideas to work-in-progress shots to final previews. Client input is always welcome, although excessive revisions can often add more hours.
An estimated 50% downpayment is required in advance based on the hours that I quote you at the beginning, along with signing a simple freelance contract that I will provide (if you have legal documents of your own that you would prefer to use, please send them first for myself or my legal aid to review). All completed artwork files will be sent to you after final payments are made (although you will be able to review all final artwork before accepting and delivering final payment).
If you represent a game/film/animation studio and wish to work with me, please feel free to contact me to check for my availability. I am currently located in North Hollywood, CA, and mainly work only in the southern California area. I am also available for off-site work, as needed.