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.