Go, Read: Phil Hester Talks About His Difficult Year
Here. You should read the whole thing, not my summation of it. We need to do a lot better as an industry and arts community to protect artists and comics-makers because so many of them are at risk. And sure, improving conditions involves improving sales, but not solely: it also involves efforts and endeavors where 90 percent of the profits don't go to people that are already wealthy. We need to be smart and we need to engage at all levels. It's going to be difficult. It may be impossible. We have to try.
All best wishes to Mr. Hester in moving forward; I greatly appreciate him sharing that story.