My upcoming column for Comics-Op concerns FREELANCER HORROR STORIES (in the comic book industry).
Please email me if you would like to be interviewed (you will get link-back, plugs – OR remain anonymous) regarding the following topics. Please note that interviews will usually be brief; looking for anecdotes mostly.
In these tough economic times, the last thing you need is a freelancer job gone bad.
THE JOY OF NON-PAYING CLIENTS!
"SWEAT-EQUITY" DEALS THAT LINGER FOR YEARS AND GO NOWHERE, WITH YOU NOT SEEING A PENNY!
"HONEY, I JUST ACCIDENTALLY SIGNED THE RIGHTS AWAY TO MY CHARACTERS AND NOW THEY'VE FIRED ME OFF MY OWN BOOK!"
OMG I'VE LEVERAGED MY RENT MONEY ON SPEC!
ZOMG MY COMPANY JUST FOLDED, THEY'VE FIRED THEIR ACCOUNTANTS, AND THERE'S NOBODY I CAN CONTACT TO PAY ME!
THE RIGHT WAY AND WRONG WAY TO:
- Ask for art on spec (for writers & publishers)
- Ask people to work for you for free.
- Hire interns.
Intern/spec/sweat-equity success stories
Would you rather work 9 to 5 or freelance?
And plenty more!