Friday, June 19, 2009

"You Have To Get Paid" - Lessons In Freelancing

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!


  1. I've found making my own biscuits to be more satisfying on every level, and way, way cheaper.

    Only problem is even if you t seal 'em up tight, they go stale fairly quickly.

  2. GREAT column, Val. Every single word is one to live by.