Today we’d like to introduce you to Luke Korolowicz.
Hi Luke, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I began drawing professionally in 2012. A recent purchase of a 20-anniversary reprint of x men #1 got me interested in doing my own comic strip that I could photocopy and sell around the places where I haunted in Orlando. That took a year for me to eventually hit the realization of going further into selling original art of superhero characters. This development resulted in me going around comic shops and hitting the floor of Florida comic conventions to pound the pavement and get my work sold. Doing everything I could to improve every dollar earned was immediately put into further supplies and into whatever art instruction books were recommended to me. Eventually moving to Detroit became an expansion of opportunities for getting connections to people that would have my work increase in value and put in the hands of people who would be more than glad to purchase it. Hence the launch of my own online art store within 2 years of my move that is running well and my first comic book assignment has been completed.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road has certainly not been smooth. being on the floor of conventions selling your art surrounded by professionals with the notoriety and resources to be there legitimately isn’t just a challenge to your constitution, it can also lead to being ejected from the building. that and the economic fear over what you do professionally being enough to support yourself with. but persevering and getting enough of a customer base at shows to rely on and developing an online presence gave me the growth to afford table space and the equipment for a YouTube channel. yet these produce more struggles in and of themselves.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am specifically a pen and ink illustrator specializing in comic book art. I have not worked for any major publisher and really do not want to. I am known for drawing beautiful comic book women. That is what I am most proud of. The fact that yours truly does not work under a corporate thumb or conforming to politically correct dogma is something that leaves me standing apart from most of my contemporary brethren.
Any big plans?
My plans for the future are to sell my art to every country in the civilized world while expanding the subscriber base of my YouTube channel to one that can be monetized. Once the channel reaches the monetization threshold, I plan to begin full-time work on my own comic book I have been developing for the past year. Having my own comic publishing business and a profitable audience as an internet personality are definitely counting as big changes.
- pen & ink 11″x17″ commissions are 50$
- color 11″x14″ commissions are 25$
- trading card 2″x5″ commissions are 20$
- pen & ink 11″x17″ illustrations are 25$
- color drawings 11″x14″ are 20$
- Website: https://luke-korolowicz-art.square.site/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luke_korolowicz/?hl=en
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtChIPE7Hr43ZtxignzLAPQ