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New Super Mario Bros. Adventures 02 Cover by herms85
New Super Mario Bros. Adventures 02 Cover
Hey guys! I was commissioned to color the cover for the next issue of the New Super Mario Bros. Adventures fan comic! I love doing these, and Danny let me know that the series will be resuming updates as of this Friday, 1/9! So be sure to head over to and check them out!! :D

New Super Mario Bros. Adventures
Writer: Danny8bit
Art: JamesmanTheRegenold
Colors: EarthGwee
Cover Colors: herms85
Worlds Unite - Boom meets X by herms85
Worlds Unite - Boom meets X
Fun bit of promotional artwork I colored for the upcoming "Worlds Unite" Sonic and Mega Man crossover, revealing the news that Sonic Boom and Mega Man X will be included in the shenanigans this time around! It's coming in 2015!

Pencils: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
Console Wars (Coloring Commission) by herms85
Console Wars (Coloring Commission)
Very fun recent coloring commission from Dane-E5R. This was such a blast to work on, what with all the classic models and everything. (Also, Luigi is sporting my all-time fave Mario power-up! :D)

Hope everyone that celebrates it had an uncanny X-Mas today, by the way!

Art: Dane-E5R
Colors: herms85


I'm accepting coloring commissions year-round now, so feel free to check out some more information (…) or contact me via Note or eMail ( about coloring some kick-ass line art for you!
Happy 27th Birthday Mega Man by herms85
Happy 27th Birthday Mega Man
Guys! Mega Man's 27th birthday was last week, and my fellow Archie Mega Man crew-member RyanJampole drew up this awesome piece to celebrate and I HAD to color it. Super fun to collaborate on, and really pleased with how it came together. Here's RyanJampole's lineart:

Pencils & Inks: RyanJampole
Colors: herms85

Hope ya' dig!
Sonic Super Digest 11 Cover by herms85
Sonic Super Digest 11 Cover
Raw cover art to Sonic Super Digest #11, featuring a little different rendering style reminiscent of the style I did on issues 253-254 of the STH books.

Pencils: trunks24
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.


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Matt Herms
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Matt Herms has been a professional illustrator since 2004, doing conceptual, promotional and interactive artwork for video games, magazines, conventions and toy companies as well as his longest passion: comic books, most notably as a penciler and colorist for the entire Archie Comics video game line of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man . Matt’s clients include Archie Comics, Hasbro Toys, SoMoGa Games, Snafu Comics, Level Up Studios, Angry Viking Press, and more!

Matt currently lives with his wife Karen and their foster dogs just outside of Houston, TX.

Current Residence: Houston, TX
Favourite genre of music: 80s
Favourite cartoon character: Scarlet Spider
Hey guys! So this turned out fantastically last month! Thanks to all that ordered coloring commissions! Looks like I will have some availability this holiday season, so I am very pleased to say that I'll be accepting coloring commissions throughout the month of December! If you've got something you're looking to have colored, let me know via Note or eMail! (

:: RATES ::

  • Character Pin-Ups - $30 USD, +$5 for each additional character pictured. Minimal to no background elements.
  • Full Illustration - $60 USD, full background and all characters included in picture.
  • Something bigger… Contact me!


STC (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Alter the Wolf (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Sonic 'n' Tails (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Tom Token - Mockup Cover by Danny8bit Sparks (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Proj the Echidna (Coloring Commission) by herms85


Have you commissioned one of my fellow Archie artists for a kick-ass piece of line-art that you’ve been thinking about getting colored up? Gimme’ a holler for a special 10% discount on coloring for that artwork!

Why a discount? Well, I work with these guys month-after-month, so I’d pretty much be getting to stay in my comfort zone. Also, my hope is that if you hadn’t before you might consider commissioning these guys for something! I work with some very talented artists, so be sure to check ‘em out! 



Please contact me by e-Mail at or via Note to discuss your commission and confirm my availability.

Payment is due up front upon acceptance of your commission via PayPal ( Turnaround on pin-ups is typically within a day, full illustrations two to three days. 

:: FAQ ::

 Why no drawing commissions?

I work almost exclusively as a colorist these days, so I am crazy out-of-practice at the drawing board and it would take me forever to finish a piece.

I commissioned you at so-and-so convention ages ago! Where’s my art?? 

Do I owe ya’ something? PLEASE contact me ASAP via!

I haven’t been to conventions in over three years due to my busy schedule, and there are five pieces that were meant to be picked up at other shows that have been sitting around for quite some time now. Either I’ve misplaced your contact info during a move or efforts to contact you have failed. So please get in touch with me so I can get your art to you! 

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sonicbae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Matt! I just wanted to say I really love your coloring skills and all of the things you do! You're just such an aspiring artist and that's such an inspiration to me and others. Also how are you? Are things good? I'm doing well. Meow :3 :) (Smile) 
GodIsSoCool Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there I just wanted to say u guy to an amazing job on the comics I love them a lot ! I need to ask u a question do u know if Zonic the zone cop is still go to be in the comics?
NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mr. Herms what photoshop do you use for your artwork?
herms85 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop 7! Over a decade old and still goin' strong!
NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! I might buy it
Light-Rock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
You rock!! That's all!Luffy Anime Emoji (Big grin) [V3]
blowber Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Filmographer
How does it feel to be a professional artist? My twin :iconjalenrobinson11: I would like to become a graphic design artist for video game design.
Q8Xbox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Hello, if you interesting to work with us as freelancer contact us at
Art47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Your art style and colouring is very inspirational ^^
Every time I see your work it makes me wanna draw more and more x)
Keep up the great work! :)
sonicyoaifangirl1904 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
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