Monday, 22 October 2012

Thought for the Day

And a sobering one it is too.

This is Sarah McIntyre's response to the question "What's the worst thing about being a comic artist?" that she was posed by a young fan. Although she was talking about comics, elements of it - and the general point she makes - apply just as well to writers.

"Right now in Britain, the pay for comics is not good. My friend Emma Vieceli once said to me that you have to have so many skills - drawing, writing, typography, design, publicity, computer skills - but you get paid far less than someone who works in a field that uses just one of these skills."

~ Sarah McIntyre, Children's Illustrator and Writer

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