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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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Lesliethehedgehog 2 days ago  Student General Artist
I have to ask how long it take u to finish a lot of art work
herms85 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
To color a comic book page? Two to three hours, sometimes longer if there's a TON of detail/characters.

To do a picture of my own? Varies greatly, but I would say it's something like 8-to-12 hours from conception to finished piece - usually spread out over several days or even weeks!
Ever give critiques or feedback to local artist? 
TheAmazingGMan Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Cool! I didn't know (or think) That any of the guys at Archie had their own DA accounts! It's awesome to meet you! I hope you come by and see my art sometime!
You work for the sonic and megaman comics!?!?!?!? *passes out*
i really like your work was wondering if you be interested in a art trade  yours colors are amazing
sonar-th Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omegerd i cantz believe u work for archie excuse me while I go crazy.... ok im better dB 
BlazetheCat1445 Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
funnyhedgehog23 Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait! You work for Archie Sonic!?:woah:  
herms85 Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do! I color the Sonic and Mega Man books.
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