WHO: ModemRedpill (on FA, though he also has an account called Modem)
WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/modemredpill and http://www.furaffinity.net/user/modem
WHAT: Several sketches owed to me, several owed to my brother who is too afraid to "rock the boat", and art trade for several friends, none of which were done.
WHEN: The commissions were scheduled initially back in March/April of 2011 and prepaid via paypal.
EXPLAIN: These sketches were paid for in advance back then when he took about 100 or so commissions, either as Iron Artist or something else. He took both our money back then, and scheduled us in the queue.
After paying, his contact stopped and any nudges or attempts to get updates later were met with hostility and short responses like "soon" or "I'm working on it"
Eventually the emails or notes turned into excuses like "I'm depressed" or "I have art block" or "I need to break and draw for myself for a while."
Months and months later, I contact him about both my and my brother's commissions. I figure at this stage, right now, I'd be happy if my brother got what he paid for, as I can afford to go without a refund, and my brother is still recovering from a long, painful surgery. But neither of us are getting any attention nor compensation.
The last contact we had was met with this: http://pics.livejournal.com/vampnikolai/pic/00001d7q/s640x480
At this stage, neither of us have gotten a refund or even partial, and neither have gotten the sketches.
What makes this all the more infuriating is that he is at MFF right now, which costs money to go to, and has been taking "Sketchmissions" and other commissions both before and during this con. People who just hand him money (figuratively and literally) are getting artwork, while I and my brother are sitting here waiting.
I would assume we were the only ones, but I know a few friends who did art trades for him never got their end of the trade from him. It's frustrating that he draws a big crowd and gets a lot of attention while doing this to customers on the side. I hope we're not the only ones who had to deal with this.