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January 21, 2014

Go, Read: Colleen Doran On A Rotten Publishing Deal

The cartoonist, artist and writer Colleen Doran has always written about comics-industry exploitation from the point of view of a working artist. Her post here is instructive from the naked exploitative nature of what seems to have gone down, tempered by her underlying incredulity that anyone doing the bare required minimum of research into how publishing works could be left this wide open in terms of being harmed. Both sides are important, and it's a mistake to see the latter as an apology for the former as much as it is all by itself crucial career advice. Anyway, if you can make it through that with out the jaw dropping a bit at least once, you are a more disciplined or perhaps more jaded soul than I am.
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