Ok I mentioned few days ago on here that I have basically given up ever working for what most people term American comics, either the big 3 ,or various levels of independents any more.
Why?They don't pay, and when they do pay -it's small amounts -however there is plenty artist that want that pay, but not enough slots( aka comics) to go around.I have worked for few independents, and they always promise to pay in the beginning, and either pay very little or just plain lie to your face and never pay you for your time and effort.
I worked for company recently that did this for example -they paid for issue 1-2 small amount but pretty good for independent comic.The company promised to pay for issue 3-5 as well.. which I've worked on believing they would pay me,after all, why not they payed me before..... right.They would not leave me hanging or screw me after being so nice with issues 1-2..right.....right.
I am still waiting for those payments for issues 3-5...do you think i'll ever see that payment or even receive issue's of the actual printed comic book....yeah....NO!.
Reality they will just move on to do same technique to another artist-pay little for a issue or maybe two- and then make big promises-assure you everything fine-with compliments and ego stoking--then milk the artist until they finally give up after figuring out you been had and move on.Rinse and Repeat.
Face it people, comic companies don't want to pay the artist-EVER- they want to get work for nothing-ALWAYS.
Read the ads on this site for examples of people requesting sequential artist...no go ahead take look around here forum.deviantart.com/jobs/offe…
Take the time to really read what they are willing to pay a artist for 24-30 page comic book.Forget skill level-I'm talking about time for work and effort.It is criminal.Why do they do it ......because they know there enough artist world wide that are always willing to be used or gullible enough to believe you will get payed.Hey, I know because I was one of them evidently.Don't even get me started on doing pinups.
Ok -OK!...enough on artist getting used.Basically I decided to try something new lately with manga.
Why? Manga...it's fun and has huge world wide fan acceptance..... I mean if I am going to work on something for nothing- I might as well have some fun doing and maybe even chance people will actually read it.
It's as simple as that.Who knows I might make something out of drawing manga where as I have failed with American comics,or I might suck at drawing manga comics as well and give up drawing all together.That's why/what I am testing some new things lately.
So for next few days here are some sequential manga comics done just for practice. Enjoy!
Anime I am watching:
Zetman Very cool series,nice art for anime
Mahoromatic Automatic maiden (old series but fun watch)
Nazo No Kanjo X Very weird anime series but I actually enjoy watching it...but very weird even for anime---chick has hidden scissors in her panty's
Tasogare Otome X Amnesia Sexy Ghost comedy anime
Shining Hearts Girls in series like some guys bread...yep harem comedy with elfs
Manga I am reading:
Mahou no Iroha
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!