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‘Friends With Boys’ Creator Faith Erin Hicks on the Economics of Graphic Novels


It seems like we're hearing a lot lately from writers and artists about the grim financial realities of working full-time in the comic book industry. No doubt made worse by the global economic crisis, some problems include DMZ and Northlanders creator Brian Wood's report that his income dropped by 30-40% in 2010; Batgirl and Fairest cover artist Adam Hughes' claim that drawing full comics is actually less lucrative for him than covers and other single-piece illustrations; Cat and Girl creator Dorothy Gambrell and Aki Alliance creator Ryan Estrada publishing charts of their incomes as webcomics creators; now a new blog post from Brain Camp and Demonology 101 artist Faith Erin Hicks in which the award-winning cartoonist reveals income and royalty that are a little shocking, including the fact that an income of $30,000 constituted her "best year ever...

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Jason Lutes Illustrates Our Economic Hubris at the New York Times


Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talks about the collective self-congratulation of economists that went before last year's terrible economic fall at The New York Times, with supporting illustrations by Jason Lutes, the creator of the critically-acclaimed "Berlin" graphic novels...

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