First Paycheck

Lookee what I got in the mail today! It’s my first paycheck for drawing a short 8-page comics story for the Going Down Swinging literary anthology book. Actually, it’s the only time I ever got paid to draw. Although it is not that much, I’m still glad I got paid at all. I’m now thinking if I should even cash it. Maybe I should just frame it or something.

The payment was $100 per story and I did an 8-page story. That comes down to $12.50 per page I submitted. After seeing the book and saw that people submitted 4-page, 2-page and even a 1 page comic, I couldn’t help but feel slightly ripped off because they still got paid $100 for those. Next time, I’ll try to be smarter about this. Still, I needed the entire eight pages to tell the story so I don’t feel too ripped off.

Hopefully, my future forays into comics would be similarly rewarding (if not more so).

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Published in: on February 7, 2007 at 11:41 pm  Comments (10)  

10 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Haha! You two aren’t amateurs at all! πŸ˜€ Thanks btw. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, congrats, Geej!
    I’m really proud of you…

    I’m with pOnju.. still an amateur!

  3. Rick,

    Thanks. What I did was I scanned it on my PC. Although I haven’t printed it yet, I have a coloured copy of it now. I’ll cash it on Monday. πŸ˜€

    Linda,

    $15 in the 80’s? That’s still cool. Better than not getting paid. πŸ™‚

    Ponju,

    Hey Bud. Hopefully, we’ll both earn some cash from that Hamthology project we’re working on. πŸ˜€ Speaking of which, I have to get to work on my contribution.

    Gigi,

    I actually already have plans for that 100 bucks and it has something to do with getting my comics out there. πŸ™‚

    Transpontine, and the rest:

    Thanks! πŸ˜€

  4. congrats!!!!

  5. I like the color photocopy idea Rick threw out. Imagine all the art supplies you can buy for $100 — which you can then use for yet more (paid) drawings. Unless, I suppose, you suspect the signature on the check will one day be much more than what the check is worth now. πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

  6. You’ve officially made more money than I have drawing then. ^^;

    Congrats bud. b

  7. Congratulations! It’s really cool getting your first cheque for something like this. I kept mine (although I think it was only for $15 or so for a poem I had published – hey, this was back in the 80’s so it wasn’t too bad!!!). I’m with the pp – I’d photocopy it at least (if I wasn’t going to keep it). Well done!!

  8. Woohoo! Congrats! Keep it .. or at least color-photocopy it before you cash it πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks. And yes, I’m happy with the cash, even if it isn’t that much. It sure beats drawing comics for free. πŸ˜€

  10. well done.

    a reward is a reward, no matter how small it is.


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