Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Bart Aalbers is a talented cartoonist, illustrator and designer who caught our eye with a one-page comic detailing the often grim realities of freelance creative work. Called "Pitches Can Be Bitches," we thought the cartoon might resonate especially well with those of you in copywriting, graphic design and indeed comicbookery.

Read the full strip after the cut and check out a time-lapse video of Aalbers' pen in action."Pitches Can Be Bitches" was commissioned by Dutch magazine Adformatie. The text was written by Bert Dijkstra and translated into English by Dagmar Veenstra.