Illustrations by Katy Farina
YEAH AWESOME PALADIN LADIES, I had so much fun with this. I want to draw more warrior ladies.
A commission for @mallowninja! Want one like it? Donate $50 or more to Rian’s fundraiser!

YEAH AWESOME PALADIN LADIES, I had so much fun with this. I want to draw more warrior ladies.

A commission for @mallowninja! Want one like it? Donate $50 or more to Rian’s fundraiser!

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

jamaligle:

postcardsfromspace:

mooncalfe:

himteckerjam:

katyfarina:

fauxboy:

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.

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I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.

Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.

A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.

/rant

(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)

$100 is pretty cheap for a page.

Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.

And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.

Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.

I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.

I will do my girlfriendly duty and reblog this every time I see it on my dash (usually with more and more amazing commentary)

PAY YOUR ARTISTS! 

I’m teaching myself Ableton Live, and I spent more time sleeping in the past 36 hours then I’ve been awake.

Grandma mode + I am too tired to be a person this evening..

Is it weird that I read Guiness' dialog in Luna's dub voice? o_o
Anonymous

Ha ha I’ve never seen the Sailor Moon dub, but somehow I feel like that’s appropriate….

sutton WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?!
Anonymous

come for the art, stay for the art history jokes.

Trying to teach the cat to wait to the side while I feed her so she doesn’t run under my feet. 

It’s working about as well as you’d expect.

Trying to teach the cat to wait to the side while I feed her so she doesn’t run under my feet.

It’s working about as well as you’d expect.

KATY tell us about something good that has happened recently!

Everything exciting right now is happening to Rian! Besides just his fundraiser, there’s some stuff he’s doing that can’t be public but AH MAN GUYS GUYS GUYS THOUGH 

All in all the potential of Rian both getting his surgery and moving in before the end of the year is looking really high!!!

how come your comics are so good, and your face is so cool??
Anonymous

I’m glad you like them! My comics are super rushed and fast! Good comics take time, and that’s a commodity I don’t have! I spend like 5 minutes tops on my daily comics now. It’s been an exercise in learning how to create a narrative and draw something very quickly, and my time’s decreased from 45 minutes all the way down to 5 since January! Practice makes perfect! (And also finding a method of drawing them that isn’t going to take up a huge chunk of my evening)

My face is average cool, ha ha

How would you describe your sense of humor (we all know you have one) and what do you think helped build it to be that way?
Anonymous

Huh, that’s a good question! How would you guys describe my sense of humor?

I personally think it’s a little exaggerated and self-deprecating, I tend to poke fun at myself because I know I can be really ridiculous, and I know I won’t hurt anyone’s feelings by exaggerating my own silly behavior!