Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm trying to hook up with an artist, what's the best way to ensure I get the pages done and not get screwed money wise? Love Supergirl by the way. Hands down the most reliably good book on my pull list.

Well, the fact of the matter trying to find the right artist is like dating. you're going to meet a lot of duds first before you find the right person. You need to be upfront with said artist exactly what it is you're looking for.

1. No down payments. If it's work for hire, make sure they know that and never pay an artist any money up front. Payments should only be made upon completion of the work and not before.
2. Set a realistic time table. if your artist can only do a page a week or can draw 6 pages a day, make that part of your over all publishing plan.
3.Don't be desperate, never settle for the first artist you meet. Find the right artist for your project by mentioning the styler of artist you're looking for.

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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique