how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5?
At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.
but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?
Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.
at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.
That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.
You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.
I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.
You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.
I honestly think $100 is a tiny bit much, but all the time being put into it probably makes it worth it. u n u
[ I’ve honestly never seen $100 for a page, but I’ve seen like.. $80? But if you can’t afford stuff that’s a pretty good deal]
Hey friend, I know$100 may seem like a lot but lemme break it down for you as it’s been explained to me by working professionals. Please don’t take this as calling you out, it’s just that this comment is popping up a bit and your’s happened to be phrased the nicest. ha ha
Pencils, inks, and colours are all three separate jobs which all take about a day to do. Each of those 3 jobs are paid between 45-80 bucks per page per job typically with a bonus upon a set page completion. (Each chapter, end of issue, end of book/series)
Going solely by $ per hour each page (pencils, inks, colours, lettering, and finishing) of my webcomic takes at least two full days of work to complete. Let’s estimate a solid 16hrs (usually more). Minimum wage is $7.25/hr so I would be paid a minimum of $116 for those completed pages.
But wait! I’ve spent 10 years learning how to draw and design and produce comics! Surely my experience is worth a few extra bucks! And hey, my computer and graphic tablet and Photoshop didn’t pay for themselves! So I’ll add another few bucks,
Charging $15/hr (which is generally agreed to be what minimum wage today should be) would net me $240 for the SAME amount of work. Over twice as much. Literally over twice as much for charging a standard set amount for the work I’m producing.
Someone in the comments asked me if I’m a professional artist, and to that I have to say; the only difference between a “artist” and an “professional artist” is whether or not they value their work enough to price it ethically.
It’s simple, if you dont want to pay the price you must not need the art that badly. I thank God I have such great clients that value myself and my work…but I have had my fair share of cheapskates in the past.
Your art has value, dont let anyone else tell you otherwise.
mythology meme ─ [2/10] books based on mythology
Le Morte d’Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for “the death of Arthur”) is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. The book interprets existing French and English stories about these figures, with some of Malory’s own original material. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d’Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source, including T. H. White for his popular The Once and Future King and Tennyson for The Idylls of the King.