Friday, April 08, 2011

VOICE Decides to Pay Cartoonists After All

Breaking: Heidi MacDonald reports that the VILLAGE VOICE, which has a new all-comics issue wherein they admit they did not pay the cartoonists whose work appears in that self-same issue (see Wednesday's blog entry: If Cartoons Are So Big, Why Don't They Pay?), has decided to pay its cartoonists.

Which is, of course, what editor Tony Ortega should have done in the first place.

I am sorry that there were cartoonists who were willing to give away their work. As long as this happens, then there's an element of complicity here.


Gregory Kogan said...

It also cheapens our art. What a shame.

Mark Anderson said...

Jesus, what a cluster$*%&! What in God's name was anyone involved in this thinking!?

Dan Reynolds said...

I always think that you get what you pay for. If they're giving work for free, it's not worth anything.

Mike Lynch said...

I'm on your side. A graphic novelist, a syndicated cartoonist, an NCS Board member -- these are the people who agreed to give away their work for free. Shame on them.