In other geekery news, comic artist Adam Hughes has declared that he will no longer by doing any convention commissions, after a altercation with a con-goer resulted in a commissioned piece Hughes had done ending up being flipped and sold on Ebay for several times the cost. Adam Hughes partner (and also a damned fine artist) Allison Sohn commented

Thank the piece of shit that moaned and practically wept about needing his Wonder Woman sketch, and today its on eBay.

Heres how things will work going forward. Adam was only able to get 3 sketches done this past weekend- and was was for the S.O.B. that turned around and eBayed it. So now Adam will eBay one sketch per convention day. If its a 2-day show, there will be 2 auctions. 3-day show, there will be three auctions. No more $200 and $400 sketches. Sorry. But if Adam has to kill himself drawing so that some lying slime ball can go home and make a profit off of his hard work, then forget it.

What bothers me most is how annoyingly persistent the guy was. He lingered, hovered, and made all sorts of stories up about how much he really wanted his sketch. Essentially, he lied and he lied a lot, at the expense of real fans. Adam could have spent that time drawing for someone on the list that really DID want the sketch. I hope this guy chokes

Again, I put the question to you. Should those who commission art be condemned for turning around and selling it for their own profit?