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August 9, 2016

Go, Read: Becky Cloonan On The Struggles And Joys Of Sustaining A Freelance Arts Career

Becky Cloonan writes passionately here about the ups and downs of sustaining a career past that first "I've made it" summit where just doing what you're doing affords the semblance of a living.

We need people writing about their approach to vocation that like Cloonan's piece admits it's hard and that massages into reality that even established pros don't feel like they've made it or can take a minute's rest. Our dialogue about the money to be made in comics has been weird for about 40 years, and many argue it's done a disservice to those coming up now by suggesting that a sustainable living is achievable for far less than it actually takes.
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