…and I wanted to share it with you because it was amazingly insulting!
“Wait, I just realized that you have no respect for writers. They do half the work and if you don’t agree with that statement, then you can take a flying leap. Pay you up-front? How arrogant can you get?
You are very talented, but you’re probably stuck-up.”
That was uncalled for. Next time, I advise giving someone the benefit of the doubt.
“I just realized that you have no respect for writers.” I respect writers as much as I respect my own profession. Without writers I wouldn’t have stories to draw. I admire and envy them their ability to write stories—something I’m not very good at yet.
“Pay you up-front? How arrogant can you get?” I ask for partial payment up front, then the rest upon completion. That way, it protects both parties. It’s not arrogant, it’s smart. I make my living this way and need to ensure I get paid somehow for my work (and hard work it is) otherwise I wouldn’t be able to pay my bills and steadily claw my way out of the immense debt I obtained by going to school to get said artistic skills.
“You are very talented, but you’re probably stuck-up.” No, not really, I have skills, yes, but I’m not stuck up. I’m actually a very humble person and know exactly where I stand in the comic book field: unknown with a great skill set in a highly competitive industry.
I hope this opens your eyes to your misconceptions. Nevertheless, I will never work for you.