If anyone's wondering why I haven't updated my Galleries for several months, it's because I've hardly drawn a thing since November 2011. The ugly, twisted thing - I don't miss it. How fucked is that? I'd rather go out and build a closet or hang shelves for minimum wage than sit down and try and think up a page to fill with ink and paint.
Labor Day and the Cost Of Doing Business in Comics
From http://www.comicmix.com/news/2010/09/06/labor-day-and-the-cost-of-doing-business-in-comics/ ComicMix:
"Five hundred dollars.
When people talk about putting regular, old-fashioned comic books online, keep that $500 in mind.
That's about how much it costs for an average page of comic book art, in terms of labor. Figure $100 for the writer, $150 for the penciller, $130 for the inker, $90 for the colorist, and $30 for the letterer. Those numbers go up and down depending on talent and publishers, but that's a nice round number for us to work with.
Let's consider another number: 22. That's the average page count for a monthly comic book st
Are You a Professional?
How you look, talk, write, act and work determines whether you are a professional or an amateur. Society does not emphasize the importance of professionalism, so people tend to believe that amateur work is normal. Many businesses accept less-than-good results.
Schools graduate students who cannot read. You can miss 15% of the driving-test answers and still get a driver license. "Just getting by" is an attitude many people accept. But it is the attitude of amateurs.
"Don't ever do anything as though you were an amateur.
"Anything you do, do it as a Professional to Professional standards.
"If you have the idea about
So, I've moved in with my GF. I've been doing a bunch of tee-shirt designs, and other stuff but want to do MOAH! Ask me about commissions. Always open.
Doing some comics for later this year - Kagemono out of Australia, and Massacre For Boys in the UK.
Not doing San Diego ComiCon, going to Vegas instead. Struggling for money. Maybe I'll make it big on the slots. Yeah, right. All I've ever won is $10 on Lotto.
Uploaded some new stuff.
Weve all been there before no clients, no work for our portfolio and nobody giving us the proper direction to move forward. Potential full-time freelancers are often scared because of this instability and not knowing where theyll find those first portfolio-building jobs (if they arent allowed to pull their work from their previous employers website).
So how do you build your portfolio with zero clients and zero spec work? In this article I hope to show you some clear cut, easy methods to building an awesome portfolio that will attract your perfect