$100 is a lot of money for a single page.
Anonymous

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.

  1. austin-tay-trevino reblogged this from candyclops
  2. littlegirl92 reblogged this from littleprincette
  3. deanbby-and-sammyboy reblogged this from u-flame and added:
    For all the people who don’t consider why an artist charges as much as they do!
  4. nightzy reblogged this from siruoa
  5. eatingramen reblogged this from ericscottpfeiffer
  6. seven-edge reblogged this from siruoa
  7. panda-rice reblogged this from drunk-fox-named-storm
  8. iwillnotbowtoanysponser reblogged this from siruoa
  9. drunk-fox-named-storm reblogged this from jasamludarobota
  10. jasamludarobota reblogged this from siruoa
  11. siruoa reblogged this from thebittercherry
  12. xxbaby-kittenxx reblogged this from daddyslittlelolly
  13. tangledclouds reblogged this from fuzzlespup
  14. cloudofmacreblogs reblogged this from gentlemandeerlord
  15. appasinvisiblefriend reblogged this from joker-ace
  16. yorko reblogged this from ericscottpfeiffer
  17. rozarinight reblogged this from japhers
  18. knightofeternity reblogged this from fauxboy
  19. kileha reblogged this from andiree
  20. henscratchcomics reblogged this from nibblesofvoid
  21. leave-me-crying reblogged this from candyflosskitten
  22. squirrelwritesthings reblogged this from itisntrocketscience
  23. itisntrocketscience reblogged this from korokage
  24. all-the-petty-things reblogged this from cacti-senpai
  25. cacti-senpai reblogged this from joker-ace
  26. flailingwings reblogged this from limey404