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For anyone who reads journals, I suppose.

I recently got asked to illustrate 5 issues of a comic. 

However, it's for a percentage. 

I've been told to never agree to do work like this (though honestly whenever it's happened it's always been for some dude who's said they'll give me a share if it sells. Then they're too lazy to sell it). This is an actual publisher, though.

Things that make me think of saying 'yes':
-It's actually a publisher. They're very indy, but they've been around since 2005.
-It'll be neat to have work that is not self published.
-it may(?) give me a little bit o money depending on how it sells.
-I'm in a unique position to be able to do a project like this without starving.
-Worst comes to worst, I'll have a book I drew on the shelf and will have logged a lot of practice time.

Things that make me think of saying 'no':
-Publisher gets 50%. Writer gets 25%. I get 25%. THEY say this is how most indy publisher's do it, but due to lack of readily available info this may or may not be true. 
-5 issues is a LOT of work to do for a promise of maybe money later. Like, a LOT. I work fast, but goddamn that's a lot of work.

So what do you guys think? Yes? No? 
  • Watching: Silicon Valley.


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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   General Artist
saltytowel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for faving my work <3
jemgirl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You make some good looking maps. :) 
BradenHallett Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you!
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016   General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, Braden!
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016   General Artist
Well, Braden, I'm vectored-out.  One expects it to be frustrating, by it's nature.  But add to that working with obsolete software that can't follow the tutorials and there one has the nails to the coffin.  At this point I can create files, scan in pencils, inks and whatever, and convert them to vector.  What I can't do is import the vector files to PS to use them for anything practical. XD  As you say . . . maybe next summer.  LOL.     
BradenHallett Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"maybe next summer" has become my mantra for a fair number of art-related things lately. I just keep reminding myself that every little bit contributes to improving as a whole. 

Obsolete software with unfollowable tutorials must suck, though. I mean, my software has very few tutorials, but at least the ones I find actually work. 

Seems like importing vector files to photoshop is something that Adobe should have made easy, though! Silly Adobe...
VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
thanks for the watch man :)
owlivi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You adding me to your watch list  fills me up with DETERMINATION

(Anyway, Thanks a lot! I really really appreciate it~ I hope I see more of you in the future~

Hope you have an AWESOME day!)

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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   General Artist
TY4 :+fav:ing "Amoebos", Braden!
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