many clients have noticed that my turnout rate rivals my drawing skill. i work primarily in black and white and if im needed to do color illustration i primarily operate using photoshop, though i have been known to dabble in watercolor. i have never employed my talents beyond personal clients and writers who simply need a visual. i have completed a few actual comic books, and numerous character spec pages as well as llustrations for again, mostly personal clients. as far as hourly rates i am new and willing to negotiate money for reputation and experience.