I think I had better get one thing perfectly clear to everyone – The Australian market is lousy when it comes to supporting locally produced comics.
What irritates my is when these same people ask me for a job, the same people that assume that anything that is Australian made is awful. Heck, i’ve even caught reviewers out that haven’t read it.
I remember the first time someone rang me up and asked for a job; I was flattered, someone wants to work for me?
I was really, really pissed off when I found out that they hadn’t even read the comic; his mother worked in the printers and took one home for him to read. He said he hadn’t read it because it was black and white – well if you don’t want to read it why would you want to work with it?
I have had more job applications than fan mail at the moment. I do this as a hobby because my sales only just cover my expenses, so how am I supposed to employ people? If I was helped to increase my sales then I would be more than happy to compensate you for your time. If anyone could come up with a few sale ideas then please tell me, I would be more than happy to reward a good idea or someone that helps me.
If anyone wants an art ‘job’ (pencilling, inking or lettering) then yes, you can write to me with your samples. But do not, under any circumstances, expect to get paid for it.
Everyone who has drawn for me does it for one reason and one reason only – to get a profesional job. Some of them have been succesful too.
As for fan mail? Please send it in, I love hearing people’s comments. Good or bad.