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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Special sale price: $1000 a page. Horror comics artist. Reply with quote

I have a few weeks opening up next month and am looking for some projects to consider. I've reset my price to an even $1k a page to facilitate more accessibility, My portfolio is here:
https://www.artstation.com/morbidhorrorcomics
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting discussion about this topic:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ComicBookCollabs/comments/8m67e4/special_sale_price_1000_a_page_artist_now_looking/
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should still be free collaborating to improve your skill.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do you think your work is worth per commissioned page?
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

morbid wrote:
How much do you think your work is worth per commissioned page?

Im still collaborating
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you keep "collaborating" and selling yourself short, and I'll keep getting paid.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no doubt anyone on this forum or anyone in the indie scene across the world would pay an artist those prices per page, let alone that quality. I doubt Jim Lee gets paid those prices. Im glad you think highly of yourself, and you should, im just trying to be realistic.
$1000 per page, thats over $20000 for a book that might never get published or make a single sale.
Either way, at those prices you shouldnt be marketing yourself on indie forums, such as this one, you are wasting your time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Essay Reply with quote

You call that a discount? I know people, talented people who can get things working at around $10 a page. Try contacting the uk superior papers review if you're really eager because they can surely help you out.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting topic,

For sure there are comic book professionals that charge $1000 a page.
but I thinking of big names, like Quitely, Adlard, McNiven..those guys.

The indie market is certainly not the place for that kind of numbers.

much less this semi-retired forum.

in any case, supply and demand, with the huge amount of talent out there and cheaper prices is a matter of time before our friend Morbid realizes that the price is too damn high.

cheers!
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any way for moderators to remove this topic thread? It's really unprofessional to see so much barging in and disparaging remarks. Certainly we don't see anybody insulting and casting doubt on the pricing of people like the "I'll draw your whole comic for 800 bucks" guy and all the rest.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one is being disrespectful or calling you names, we are just offering you help.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Good work!! Reply with quote

I think it's a lot worse the ones that charge very cheap. Besides devaluing your own work, it also devalues all the artists here. That's why someone always wants to get some unpaid drawings.
Very good, your work, my friend.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

morbid wrote:
Is there any way for moderators to remove this topic thread? It's really unprofessional to see so much barging in and disparaging remarks. Certainly we don't see anybody insulting and casting doubt on the pricing of people like the "I'll draw your whole comic for 800 bucks" guy and all the rest.


there's a reason no one is "insulting and casting doubt" with me.
I started doing comics for free, then $100 then $200, today is $800 in a couple of months maybe will be a $1000? who knows.

here's a little something from Y'all

A video of a comic book professional talking about these prices
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qUQzy1k948&t=423s


source: http://www.fairpagerates.com


FAIR PAGE RATES
Work for Hire/Page Rate
MAINSTREAM INDIE
Script $80-100 $25-50
Covers $600-700 $200-500
Line art $200-300 $100-250
Colour art $80-135 $20-80
Letters $20-25 $10-20

here’s what the Graphic Artist Guild currently lists.

Writing (Plot & Script) $75-120
Painted Art $200-750
Pencil Art $100-400
Ink Art $75-300
Lettering $40-50
Coloring $100-150




A complete list of publisher and what they pay
(spoiler alert, only two of these pay $1000 per page)

Misc. Publisher Page Rates, 2015 Survey Results

2000 AD – $230/page, art
451 Media – $50/page, color
Aftershocks - $260/page, art $480/page, cover
Action Lab – royalties only
Antarctic Press – $80/page, script
Arcana – $0 script
Bedside Press – 184/page, art + script
Beyond, Smut Peddlers, Food Porn, Various Anthologies – $50/page with potential for artist bonuses (but not guaranteed), art
Be Amazed Studios – $30/page, letters
Blackmask – $25/page, script
Bluewater – $50/book, letters
Blind Ferret – $200/page, art
Cards Against Humanity, $1000/page, art + script
Cartoon Commune – $200/page, art
Caruso Comics – $75/page, art
Comix Tribe – $15/page, color
Dark Brain Comics – $15/page, script
Deep State Comix – $100/page, art
Dirty Diamonds – $15, art + script
Duskleaf Media – $5/page, letters
Everyday Feminism – $25/page, art + script
Fearless Future Anthology – $110/page, art
Filthy Figments – $50/pg full color preferred (but not mandatory), art
Geek Girls Anthology. Bedside Press – $50/page, art
Heroesofthenorth.com/Aarden press – $150/page, art
Hyperion Books – $200/page, art + script
Independent Creators (Image), $25/10/15/page, color
Joe Books Co., $170/page, art
Legendary
$100/page, art
$150/page, art + script
$25/page, letters
LionForge, $150/page, art
Locust Moon Press – $675, cover
Anthology Project Love in All Forms –
$150/page, art
$50/page, art + script
Mad Magazine – $1000/page, art + script
Medium.com – $500/page, art
Moonstone Books – $10.41/page, script
Nickelodean Magazine – $150/page, script
Northwest Press – $0
On Target Network – $50/page,art
Papercutz
$100/page, art
$150/page, art + script
Rosy Press – $195/page, art + script
Scattered Comics – $15/page, art
Sex and Monsters – $120/page, art + script
Slipshine, $200 – $120/page, color
Sofawolf – $25/page, art
Spera – unpaid
Steelehouse Productions – $50/page, color
Stela – $200/page, art
Titan Comics – $220/page, art + script
Tokyopop – $40/page, art
Ubiworks – $170/page, color
UDON – $90/page, color
University of Toronto Press – $150/page, art + script
Viper Comics – $55/page, art + script
Viz Media – $150/page, art
Winter Star Comics – $23/page, art
Zenescope – $60, art

I've met a couple of industry professionals and the information pretty much stays within what fairpagerate.com publishes.

Anyyywayss.

if our friend Morbid gets hired by Marvel, Dc , Image or anyone else he'll probably come back to brag about it here.
let us know bro!

pd. you really should check this out, is hilarious!

morbid wrote:
An interesting discussion about this topic:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ComicBookCollabs/comments/8m67e4/special_sale_price_1000_a_page_artist_now_looking/
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are those people on reddit protesting so much? Honestly, each of them need to look in the mirror and ask why that pushes a hot button for them.

To them I say:
Why such hostility to an artist who thinks highly enough of his work that he should be making fifty or sixty or seventy-five bucks an hour? Why do you view that as some kind of crime and view that as something to try and shut down? Something to ridicule?

The flaw is in you, not me.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: Good work!! Reply with quote

Marcoliverpenciler wrote:
I think it's a lot worse the ones that charge very cheap. Besides devaluing your own work, it also devalues all the artists here. That's why someone always wants to get some unpaid drawings.
Very good, your work, my friend.


Thank you very much. And for your post -- well said. You are exactly right.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: Good work!! Reply with quote

morbid wrote:


Thank you very much. And for your post -- well said. You are exactly right.


Top post – power to you. $1000 is cheap.
Make your work oils and charge double or more.
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