* not comics: there was some back-and-forth movement to an Internet discussion about working for free instigated by the actor and writer Wil Wheaton: this seems like a pretty good summary. I'm deeply unimpressed by arguing the extremes of a standard procedure change based on language used. Working for free is such a horrible standard model that the exceptions should be at the perimeter of things rather than their core... but you should expect exceptions. I don't just hate the idea of people working for free, I think the general downgrade in pay over the last 15 years has damaged the culture of writing. We should all work on it as best we can.