Thursday, October 2, 2014

Steampunk Comics and Paying for Art

I am eagerly awaiting Amanda Palmer's new book, "The Art of Asking." Her Ted Talk about asking to be paid for art, and how to ask for it, can be found below. There is something to be said for paying your dues and getting good exposure for your work. There is also something to be said for being paid what your art is worth.

As someone who has done many (too many?) free pieces for "exposure" and nothing more, this talk resonated well with me. I am also hugely intrigued by artists (writers, musicians and visual artists, alike) who have built careers on the internet just by asking for support.

So, along those lines, I'd like to share a Go Fund Me Campaign for a friend's comic book. To Helena Handbasket is years in the making, and as I've been watching this good friend grow and change in his art, I've never been short of excited for this piece.

"In a world powered by magic and steam, one basket-weaving mama's boy turns to necromancy." The best part? If you make a $100 donation you have an opportunity to be forever immortalized as a character in this series! 

Here is the link to the Go Fund Me campaign: To Helena Handbasket.

Even if you can't contribute, keep an eye out for this upcoming comic book from this wonderful, dedicated artist.

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