Born January 2nd, 1973. Keith Murphey is an American comic book artist, writer, and publisher. He attended Paier College of Art and graduated in June of 1996, with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. Keith was a student of NYC illustrator Timothy O’Brien and studied under Silver Age artist Frank McLaughlin. Upon graduation he did work for Blue Comet Press. In the fall of 2000, he founded the Comicbook Artists Guild with the help of his friend and partner Robert King. Numerous branches soon opened in NYC and Massachusetts. The first CAG anthology was published in the fall of 2001. The anthology became a bi-annual book in the summer of 2007 with the release of the CAG West Coast Anthology. The publication of the books led to several of Keith's original stories including Zombie Hunters, Silliman Farm, The Commander, and Rockabilly Rex.
2009 has proven to be a successful year for Keith and his artistic endeavors. In February, under his publishing company Guild Works Publications, Hell's Blood #1 was released. Created by his business partner and friend, Hector Rodriguez, the duo's first full-length project received a warm reception.
The year continued strong for Keith with three other projects to his name. Keith penciled Killer Cortez in Free Lunch Comics' Beyond the Kuiper Belt. He served as co-inker on Sky Pirates of Valendor #5, also by Free Lunch Comics. And he served as Art Director for CAG's first graphic novel Iconic, where he also penciled 2 short stories. Keith currently serves as Art Director for the Sky Pirates of Valendor series.
Keith is available for all sequential illustration, concept work, cover designs and character creation. See below for his commission rates! And visit http://keithmurpheyart.co.cc for a glimpse at his great talent.
The following rates are effective for 2009 and include any existing comic book, cartoon characters, or gaming characters. Artwork will be on 11 X 17 Bristol paper and turn around time is approximately 2-4 weeks for commissions.
Money orders and paypal are acceptable methods of payment. A deposit of half the price of the commission is required before the commission begins. The remaining balance is due upon review and acceptance of finished artwork. All deposits are non refundable. Please include $5.00 for S&H charges.
All reproductions, rights, or publishing of artwork should be requested via an email for quote. Keith Murphey is available for multiple projects, which can include larger projects or novels, pencils, inks, coloring, logos and custom designs.
Sequential/Comic Book Art:
11x17 pages - pencils only $40
11x17 pages - with inks $60
Pencils 11X17 $100
Pencils & Inks 11X17 $130
Painted 11x 17 in water color $160
Painted 11x17 in oils please contact for a quote
1 Char. 2 Char. 3 Char.
Pencil $50 $70 $95
Pencil & Inks $80 $95 $120
Digital Colors $95 $115 $140
(Note: Rendered on Gloss Photo Paper)