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01-26-2013, 05:00 PM #1
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A Publishing Deal, Uncovered
It's unusual for comic book creators to talk about their pay situations. It's not the done thing. And then it sometimes it gets too much and it explodes everywhere, injuring various passer bys. Look forward to a piece on just such an incident tomorrow.
But then John Byrne has never really cared for the done thing. Talking about his IDW work of late, such as Next Men, Cold War and High Ways, he writes;I have waived my page rate and first publication royalties on all my books at IDW, to make it easier on their corporate wallets. I get only the royalties from the trade paperbacks and other reprints.Let the "small" company speculation begin!
IDW have been very good about making sure they pay me what they owe me (as distinct from a certain other "small" company I could mention), so I trust them.
01-26-2013, 05:05 PM #2
They obviously don't pay him enough to visit a dentist..sheesh.
And I'm not even American.
01-26-2013, 05:08 PM #3
Dark Horse. Or a veiled swipe at those fucks at DC.
01-26-2013, 05:13 PM #4
You ain't kidding. I was at a convention one time, and while waiting in line to get my books signed, the industry pro a couple of tables down was telling the fans whose books he was signing what the TPB royalty rates were for a certain industry pro. I just about shit, and he's just mentioning it like he's discussing the weather.
All I know is, if there's something I want to keep secret, there's no way I'm telling that guy.
01-26-2013, 05:15 PM #5
01-26-2013, 05:24 PM #6
I had to adblock that photo, I found it very disturbing.
01-26-2013, 05:25 PM #7
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01-26-2013, 05:34 PM #8
And that photo is exactly the photo you show to aspiring artists who have dreams of getting into comics purely for the money. lol.
"Your healthcare will suck. Keep that in mind if you intend to make a career outta dis!""Walking bones!"
01-26-2013, 05:40 PM #9
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01-26-2013, 05:40 PM #10
Could we even consider Dark Horse a "small" company in the 90's?
I could say maybe he was speaking about his time at Charlton, even though we all know he wasn't. It's getting to the point where he's so bitter, he's taking shots at situations that didn't even exist.