Friday, June 19, 2009
My newest Comics-Op article is entitled "You Have To Get Paid" (a.k.a. "Stupid Freelancer Tricks"), and chronicles the month a client decided to bail on me without paying. Far from being a "poor me" (though I was driven to eat KFC biscuits for lunch on multiple occasions, which became unpleasant on my bowels), this article focuses on the DUMB MISTAKES I made as a freelancer dealing with this particular client. Learn from my foolishness!
But although the client I discuss here was not in the comic book industry, "You Have To Get Paid" points out certain alarming parallels to issues comic freelancers sometimes face. And the article ends with a "Ten Commandments" of sorts for freelancers in the industry.
So if you want advice on freelancing, or are just jonesing for a really messed-up story featuring people who do unfathomable things, this article is for you!