Commission Rates

My Day Rate includes 6 to 8 hours of work.I work a full time day job, and am a parent to 3 kids, so I typically spread those hours out across 1 week unless I am working on a rush job. So you can expect a job quoted at twice my Day Rate to take approximately 2 weeks.If you are in-queue behind other commissions, I will give you an estimate on when I will start work on your commission.Quotes are calculated as: Estimated Full Day(s) to Complete X Day Rate X Additional Fees = Cost of CommissionAll commissions include a plain-text file with pre-written alt-text that can be used when sharing the work in contexts that support alt-text such as websites and social media posts.Please submit this form if you are interested in a commission, and I will respond within 1 week with a quote: Submit a Commission Request

Day Rates

Client TypeDay Rate
Independent Creator/Co-Op/Small Publisher$300
Large Publisher$400
Corporate Publisher$500

Commission Estimates

Type/SizeFull Days to Complete (B&W-Color)
B&W Sketch1/4
Half-Page Interior1-2
Full-Page Interior2-4

Additional Fees

Rush Job+25%
No release under CCLA*+100%

*Creative Comrades License Agreement
All rates are consistent with, or in some cases well under, the recommended rates of the Graphic Artists Guild.

Creative Comrades License Agreement Release
90 days after first commercial use of the art by the Client, or 90 days after final art is provided to the client for personal use, the Artist may release the art under a CCLA.
Work For Hire
I firmly believe in creator-owned work and only take on work for hire contracts for existing IPs, and only at a substantial premium above my advertised rates. Contact me by email if you wish to discuss a work for hire rate.

Commission Terms

The following language is commonly used in my contracts. The contents of your contract may vary from this language based on the specifics of your commission. Be sure to read your contract and send me any questions about its terms prior to paying your first invoice.

1. Payment & Delivery
All fees will be billed to the Client via PayPal invoice. Invoice(s) will state deadline(s) for payment.Work will begin upon payment of first invoice.Any remaining balance due upon the Client’s acceptance of final Work.The Artist will deliver all files necessary to enable the Client’s usage rights upon receipt of full payment.
2. Revisions & Alterations
Artist will check-in with the Client with progress at each stage of the Work (i.e. Sketches, Pencils, Inks, Colors)The Client may request one pass of revisions at each check-in.Additional revisions will be billed at 25% of the original commission fee.
3. Rights Granted
Rights granted are conditional upon receipt of full payment.Personal Use enables the Client to use the Work in any non-commercial context. The Client cannot license the Work to other entities.Commercial Use enables the Client to use the Work in commercial contexts. The Client cannot license the Work to other entities.The Client cannot create, sell, or distribute the Work as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) or any other type of blockchain reliant crypto-art.90 days after first commercial use of the Work by the Client, or 90 days after final Work is provided to the Client for personal use, the Artist may release the Work under a Creative Comrades License Agreement. Preventing or altering the release of the Work in this way shall require payment of an additional fee subject to all terms.Any usage rights not exclusively transferred are reserved to the Artist. Usage beyond that granted to the Client herein shall require payment of an additional fee subject to all terms.Original Work, including sketches and any other preliminary material, and all copyrights therein, remains the property of the Artist unless the Client pays an additional fee subject to all terms.The Artist retains the rights to display all Work created for the commission, including preliminary materials and final art, in their portfolios, including in print and online, and to submit such work to art and design periodicals and competitions.
4. Attribution & Contributor Copies
To credit the Artist under the terms of this contract, the Client shall credit the Artist as: “JN Butler”In contexts where a link to the Artist’s work is appropriate, the Client shall link to: “”The pronouns they/them/theirs will be used when making reference to the Artist in any medium.If the work is included in publication of physical products and/or digital files, the Client shall provide the Artist with at least 1 contributor copy of each category of product (for example: 1 softcover book and 1 PDF).
5. Penalties and Fees
A 5% monthly service charge will be billed for any late payments.
6. Unauthorized Use
The Client will indemnify the Artist against all claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from uses for which no release was requested in writing or for uses exceeding the authority granted by a release.
7. Limit of Liability
The Client agrees that they shall not hold the Artist or their agents or employees liable for any incidental or consequential damages that arise from the Artist’s failure to perform any aspect of the Project in a timely manner, regardless of whether such failure was caused by intentional or negligent acts or omissions of the Artist or a third party.
8. Acceptance of Terms
The payment of the first invoice by the Client shall evidence acceptance of these terms by the Client.Receipt of payment by the Artist shall evidence acceptance of these terms by the Artist.

Creative Comrades Licensed Art

The art in the google drive link below is available for personal and commercial use under the terms of the most up to date version of the Creative Comrades License Agreement.
Visit to read the terms for using this art, and learn how to share your own creative works under the CCLA.

JN Butler Art CCLA Google Drive

As long as you abide by all of the terms of the CCLA, you can use this art by including one of the three labels below in your project — plainly visible and easily readable (the hyperlinks in the labels are appreciated, but not required):
“Art by JN Butler CCLA 0.3
“Art by JN Butler is licensed under CCLA 0.3
“Art by JN Butler is licensed under the Creative Comrades License Agreement 0.3

If you’d like to help fill this collection with more art, commission me! 90 days after publication of the commissioned art, or 90 days after final art is provided for personal use, the art will be released here under the CCLA.


JN Butler works with the expressive power of ink in traditional and digital mediums. They are inspired by the sublime terror and macabre humor of our fleeting lives. They have a BFA in Drawing from University of Cincinnati DAAP, and an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University.

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Art Books
Drawing: Space, Form, and Expression, W. Enstice & M. Peters, ISBN 978-0-13-603190-1International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, International Release, ISBN 978-0-578-02500-1For a Better Tomorrow, ed. S. Ghosn, ISBN 978-0-9823159-9-6
10 MILLION HP PLANET, Sandy Pug Games, itch.ioAEGIS, Erik Bernhardt, itch.ioAll Must Bow, Bleak Horizons Press, KickstarterCombat Wheelchair v3.0, Sara Thompson, Free on Google DriveMedicine on the Path: Disability in the Witcher TTRPG, Sara Thompson, Free on Google DriveMonster Manifest, JN Butler, itch.ioSidequest, Nirav Sanghani, itch.ioThrough the Veil: Tales of the Feywild, Anthology, DMs GuildTide Breaker RPG, Nick Butler,
Fiction & Interactive Fiction
The Exquisite Corpse in Maggots’ Keep, Sandy Pug Games, KickstarterWIZARDPUNK, Sandy Pug Games,