I've done a handful of galleries and they typically ask for 50%-60% percent of sale price. Those percentages always sounded a bit high to me. But when I considered that I'm not terribly well known in gallery circles and that my work was getting shown in front of an audience I wouldn't normally have access to, 50% didn't sound all that terrible.
Of course, I know jack shit about gallery shows. I don't do enough of them to really know when I'm being ripped off or not. Also, what kind of work sells. Actually, that's a general problem that I have.
L.L. Cool J. is hard as hell Battle anybody I don't care who you tell I excel, they all fail I'm gonna crack shells, Double-L must rock the bells!
Exterior of Chez Wong.
KANE (from building, off panel)
I talked to Gene. He said we could do it over at Thunder Bubble.
Kane, Ally, and Bodie sit inside.
We have to bring the booze, but Gene said it’s pretty easy to get a one-day permit for that.
What’s he charging us?
He just wants forty percent of any art that gets sold.
That’s awesome. I figured locking down a venue would be our biggest headache.
Kane throws up devil horns.
What are we calling this open house, art show thingy?
Rock the Belles!
It's con season which can be kind of a hassle for creators. So here are two alternatives to trying to get into that big show.
Big shout out to Erin from Hiveworks for hooking up the new backend! Things work a little differently now. The bloggy blog will still be on the page even when you click over to make a comment on the comic. And there might be some other odds and ends that a slightly different. But overall, things should work like they have been.
The Hiveworks team is hard at work migrating the YP comic CMS into something less crazy then the Comicpress madness. As a result, you’ll notice a few 404′s if you click around here as well as comments missing on some posts. Those have been sucked into the new system and will be back up once we’re able to finalize the migration. Hopefully, everything will get sorted out soon.
I’ve been meaning to update the website for a while now, but the WordPress/Comicpress combo has too many pieces that I’d need to change in order to refresh everything. There are so many bits that are connected with so many other bits that it’d be like digging for gold to make the changes I want.
The new system is more streamlined which makes things easier for me and actually loads a whole lot faster which makes things easier for you! So please excuse the mess while things are a chugging.
Some thoughts on the many different ways to make money drawing pretty pictures.