About Me

Daxter draws on monitor tablet with a bunch of his characters behind him.

Real-life photo of Daxter.



I’m Daxter Slater!

Better known as
Sakeozo online

I’m a pompadour-rockin' cartoonist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I draw, animate, and make comics to tell the stories. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts & Animation in December 2018. From here and there, I take in freelancing gigs to help a project out.
Ranging anywhere from something as small as being a Deaf consultant for a project that tackles on ASL and Deaf writing, and to as big as working on long-term graphic novel project.

My goal is to connect with you to fulfill my dream as an independent, fiery, and confident artist, who wants to tell his stories through illustrative means.

You are welcome to contact me!
Have a tea, please! 🍵
(Or coffee, if you prefer.)




Most of them are work in process.

Race Against Tempium

This was originally created to pitch an animated film to a big-name animation studio for an authentic Deaf story and representation. I've always wanted to see an independent, self-empowering, and powerful main protagonist who is Deaf, and this is why I've created this project.

Although rejected, I am still pitching to the other animation studios.



How Lovely!~

This personal project is something I've always dreamed of creating for over a decade, and now I finally feel ready. It is in the writing/outlining process now, so please have artwork for now!

HOW LOVELY!~ is a suspenseful crime drama set in an alternate future of 2028 based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and starring three diverse characters to create a chaotic friendship:

  • Kuro Hebito: Pessimist

  • Hope Fox (06): Optimist

  • Taiya Vasiliev: Neutral

A lot of secret remains these petrified statues of gorgon people in Thailand, and that has interested both chaotic trio and Vie Mode, a reputable biotech fashion company known for humanitarian deed. What could they want to do with them? The shocking reveal awaits...

Note: Some pictures are really old.


How Lovely!~

HOW LOVELY!~ is a suspenseful crime drama set in an alternate future of 2028, starring three diverse characters to create a chaotic but intense friendship:

  • Kuro Hebito: Pessimist

  • ???? ??? (06): Optimist

  • Taiya Vasiliev: Neutral

This graphic novel will appeal to both crime-loving fans and cybernetic-future fans alike, two genres that you don’t see put together very often.

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Coming soon to Webtoons and Tapas! Date unknown.

Follow How Lovely!~ for updates

See You Later, Slater!

A small pet project on the side, it is available on Webtoons.

A silly lighthearted and sometimes educational autobiography webcomic about a clumsy Deaf person, babbling about a variety of incidents.
A horror of miscommunication, general randomness, geckos, and other mishaps.



Updated and new work coming soon!

Bipedal Creature: Confirmed

Laser =/= Stars


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
2D Animation

Sir "Tony" Mooge made it to employee of the month.
What could his reaction be?

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony, and Adobe After Effects.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Digital Composition

A small experiment with Adobe After Effects and camera.

Software: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.

Animated GIFs

Pixel Icon Animation

50x50 icon made to client specifications.
Software: Adobe Photoshop

Art Commission

Art Commission Status: CASUALLY OPEN!

Current Monthly Slot: (0/5)

Current Turnaround: Less than 1-2 week(s).


Scroll down to see the price menus.
If you don’t see what you want, please contact me!

Note: This commission is curated specifically for an online community for people who are searching for an artist to draw their original character. The price for your project will differ than this commission menus.

Rough Sketch

Something small & quick for yourself.

Bust: $20Hip-Up: $35Full-Body: $85

==*Read Terms of Service for more information on price variation.==


(Digital) Cartoon Illustration

Hard cell shading, bold ink, and awesome coloring!

Bust: $95

Hip-Up: $145

Full-Body: $200

-Transparent Background: Free.
-Detailed Background Scene: Discuss with the artist for cost.

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ASL Stuff

Created by an authentic Deaf person.

Custom Signs: Starting price at $75+

Custom Alphabets: Starting price at $300+

Alphabets, Numbering, & Classifier Handshapes: $550+

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Pixel Art

Feeling Nostalgic?

50x50 Groovy Icon: $12

-----Larger Size: Discuss with the artist for cost.

Large-Scale Pixel Art with Detailed Scene: $325+

-----Animation: Discuss with the artist for cost.

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Heck yeah, a moving picture!

Simple Animation: Starting price, $415+Discuss with the artist for a more specific cost.

Short Complex Animation: Starting price, $750+Discuss with the artist for a more specific cost.

Long Complex Animation: Starting price, $1,500+Discuss with the artist for a more specific cost.

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Are you interested?



Artist: An individual producing the commission ("Daxter Slater" / "Sakeozo" )Client: An individual purchasing the commission.Commission: The form of service provided by the artist to the client per the commission agreement.NSFW: An abbreviation for "Not Suitable/safe For Work" meaning the context itself is not something to be opened up in a public place such as workplace, school, or anywhere else, due to the adult theme involved.

• Artist’s average turnaround varies depending on request. One-character, full-rendered digital illustration of one character can take 1-7 days. For 2D animation, 1-3 month(s). The artist always will inform a client about the turnaround in discussion before payment.
• Artist is not responsible for holding onto old commission files. The client is responsible to save files and keep track of it, and it won't entitle them to free work down the line.
• Complex characters and specifications may be subject to a higher price.
• All artwork is signed with the artist’s online alias ("Sakeozo") except for NSFW artwork under the different alias. The client will recieve the information about the artist's NSFW art account alias.
• Artist always uploads commission to social media sites, unless the client specifically requested not to. It will probably be uploaded to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, DeviantART, TikTok, Patreon, and Ko-Fi.
• If the client is anxious about the commission, please let the artist know at the beginning of the transaction, and the artist will do their best to help minimize that anxiety.

• Payment is sent through PayPal only in USD. Client will receive an invoice on Paypal by artist.
• If client chooses to cancel the commission and it has already been worked on, client's refund will reflect the progress made on the piece.
• At least first half of the payment is due up front before the artist begins on the work. Once the rough sketch image has been approved by client, then the other half of the payment need to be done to complete the rest of the art progress.
• If client really like artist's service and work, tips are welcome and appreciated!

• The artist reserves the rights to reject commission if it comes to:
---- Copyrighted materials, unless given permission from the owner (will require a proof) and fan character is fine.
---- Minor client (Under 18 years old) ordering NSFW work.
---- Hate speech.
---- Real-life people who are not either artist or client, unless given permission from those people (will require a proof).
---- Any other reason that makes an artist uncomfortable.

Things that can modify the cost of an order
• Due to the additional time and effort, the cost increases if it comes to:
---- Complex Character Design
---- Additional Characters
---- Specific detailed background
---- Additional Character(s) (+ 50% of base price per character.)
---- Heavy written text as a reference instead of visual reference.

Work in Progress
• If the client asks for updates, the artist must accept the client's decision.
• Client will not be charged for wanting to see their commission work in progress.
• Artist will reach out to client and show them work in progress whenever the artist has questions, completed sketch, ink, flat color, shading/lighting, and then touch-up to the final.

• If artist decides to cancel on client's commission, then client will get full refund regardless of process of the commission.
• Artist will accept partial Refund once artist has flat colored client's commission
• There will be NO refund once the picture is finished.

• It is client's responsibility to communicate with artist if they have any concerns and want to make changes to the work.
• Artist will fix small/minor mistakes and fixes for free.
• If client wishes to make major change to pose, entire character design, scene, and alikes, after artist's sketch/rough draft has been completed. then client will be charged half of the base price. 1/4 of the base cost extra more, if it has been colored in already.
• Once the commission has been approved, labeled completed and uploaded to social media sites by artist, it is completed and cannot be altered anymore after that. The client will need to make a new order.

Using and Re-Posting Your Commission Image
• By commissioning artist, the client does not own the rights to the image, the client is paying for the work. If the client is interested in buying the rights to the image, please specify that before commissioning artist.
• The client may upload/use the commissioned artwork to their personal website or gallery, but credit to artist is required.
• Client may NOT re-sell, edit, alter, claim the commission work as their own, or use this work for profit gain in any way, shape, or form unless the artist transfers copyright to client.
• If the client is selling a character and a piece of my artwork is included, they may not sell artwork along with it, unless the artist was contacted and given permission beforehand.


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