Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How much do you get paid?

The most asked question is "How much do you get paid?"



The answer is you're not going to get what I make, because I've been drawing comics for awhile. You're going to get a starting rate from the Big Two comic book companies.

Here's what you need to be able to do before you can think about the rate.  If you can't produce comic books pages at this speed, you are not going to be able to make a living at this.

Writer -  4 books a month
Penciler -  1 page in 8 hours 
Inker - 2 pages in 8 hours 
Colorist -  2 to 5 pages a day average

Letterer - 1  to 2 days to do a full comic book

Here are the average starting rates per page:
writing - $35 
pencils - $125
inks - $90
colors - $50
letters - $20

These are pro rates from Marvel and DC and can go higher;
writing - $75 to $100
pencils - $155 to $200
inks - $100 to $175
colors - $75 to $100
letters - $35 to 50

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