Here are the last of the Inktober sketches for the month. Mission accomplished: one drawing for each day of the month, in ink.
Inktober week two is here.
Inktober week three is here.
Inktober week four is here.
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Wil Wheaton and The Oatmeal recently posted about their experiences with The Huffington Post expecting free stuff. I had a similar experience the other day. They wanted to publish some of my Halloween cartoons, but once we brought up the subject of payment, we were told that's not how they do things.
Below is their agreement. Look at the rights they expect for a link.
To Whom it May Concern,I am a photo editor with XXX and we are running a story on HILARIOUS PHOTOS THAT DESCRIBE WHAT HALLOWEEN IS LIKE AS A PARENT. I saw that you had images and was wondering if you could share some of them with us to accompany our story. --> We would of course credit you and link back your site. <-- acceptable="" and="" any="" are="" been="" br="" by="" cleared="" confirm="" could="" does="" email="" following="" for="" have="" if="" infringe="" is="" not="" party="" photo="" please="" providing="" replying="" rights="" s="" statement:="" that="" the="" third="" this="" to="" use="" with="" xxx="" you="">I hereby represent and warrant that I or my organization, __________, either owns the copyright in the attached Content or has a license that allows us to provide the Content to XXX for use on your site under the following terms. 1. Worldwide non-exclusive use on the XXX Network, for primary use in a non-commercial feature (“Feature”) and unlimited Secondary Uses (“Secondary Uses” defined as instances of the same Images including the use of screen grab images as “pointers” channeling viewers to the primary use of the Images on XXX’s pages) specifically including Secondary Uses on third party social photo sharing and networking sites including without limitation Facebook.com, Tumblr.com and Pinterest.com; 2.For the life of the Feature; 3. For online distribution including 1) the right to use the Images in outgoing RSS or MRSS feeds as long as they point back to the Images in their primary use on the XXX Network (“XXX Network” defined as products, goods and services owned and/or operated by XXX and/or its wholly owned subsidiaries); 2) the right to use the Images in RSS or MRSS feeds distributed outside of the XXX Network as long as each such use links back to the Images displayed on the XXX Network; and 3) the right to allow XXX end users to snag XXX Network-branded modules, widgets and/or slideshow galleries containing the Images (“Modules”) and post Modules to a third-party site. Thanks so much!! Photo Editor | XXX-->
Inman said that this sort of thing “happens all the time” to his work. As it turns out, the Huffington Post story credited aggregation site Bored Panda with tipping them off to the comic — and Inman didn’t give Bored Panda permission to republish his comic, either.
“Cartooning is odd because if I were to write a lengthy, wordy blog post, most media outlets would ask permission before republishing it,” Inman said, “but if it’s something that’s been drawn, they treat it like a meme image that took a few seconds to create, and it just gets repurposed everywhere.”
HuffPost: We’d like to publish a story you wrote!
Me: Cool! What do you pay?
HP: Oh, we can’t afford to pay, but EXPOSURE!
Me: How about no.
Title: 2000 Simple Line Drawings
Project ID: 686564
Budget: Under $250
Category: Illustration & Art
Description: Hi there, I'm working on an education project, and I need around 2000 simple line drawings of a variety of subjects: a dog, a cat, a house, etc. My budget is rather limited, so I am looking for a talented artist in the Philippines, India, or somewhere else where they won't mind working for about $3.00 per hour. When I say simple line drawings, I mean a simple vector drawing like this: http://www.artbyrichardmoore.com/files/2_dog.jpg orhttp://www.artbyrichardmoore.com/files/21_house.jpg. For a talented artist, with a drawing pad, I am sure you could complete each drawing in about a minute, so it works out to about $0.05 a picture. The reason I am asking for one person to complete the drawings is that I would like them to be consistent in style. I realise this is not a lot of money, but I am on a very limited budget and this is the best I can do. The ideal candidate is a natural artist who is super speedy and can plow through many drawings in a row. Working on this for 2 hours a day, it probably would take about 20 days to complete, so I am not going to propose an arbitrary deadline. If you are interested in applying, please respond to this image and include a few sample sketches. If you're quick, this should take less than 10 minutes. - a dog - a tree - a house - a simple landscape with a clock in the foreground showing a specific time (day) - a simple landscape with a clock in the foreground showing a specific time (night) (the final project will probably have about 10 of these, the purpose is showing different times) - a grandmother - a father - a washing machine - a $20 bill and other change - a car - breakfast I'll leave it at that. I'm just looking for super speedy line drawings in white, on a clear background. Obviously you can watermark the samples and I will not use them for any purpose other than evaluating you as a candidate. If you are selected and we come to an agreement, I would like full ownership of the works and a promise that you will not use them for any other purpose. If you think any of this is unreasonable, please get back to me with your thoughts and I will try to work something out that you think is fair. Thank you so much for your time, (I am traveling at the end of this week, so I will leave this posting open until I return on Monday 7 Feb)
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