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havemanymonkeys:

Good to know for planning reasons, continued and updated.

Neilsen has handily revamped their lists.

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huffingtonpost:

Jon Stewart’s Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.

Watch his the full brilliant 10  minute monologue on racism and Ferguson  here. 

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legendarystar-lord:

Meanwhile, David Tennant:

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anatomicalart:

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itscourtoon:

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compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.


Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

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baysalt:

Hello friends, I am here to tell you about my current favorite thing in the world: Kumail Nanjiani's podcast The X-Files Files!!

He and his guests discuss two episodes per week with the intention of completing the whole series from start to finish! It’s aimed at both longtime fans and newcomers to the series so you don’t need to have seen the show to enjoy. In fact, might be even MORE fun to watch along with them!! Lots of fun discussion of the show, the characters, its development, its cultural significance then and now, nineties nostalgia, and the history of evolving fan culture!! As the podast has gained popularity it has opened up doors for him to talk with people involved in the show’s creation (like Dean Haglund!! and Mark Snow!!) and their stories are SO GOOD!!

As a huuuuge X-Files fan and somebody who got their nerdy start reading X-Files fan fiction online back in like 1997, everything about this podcast is THE BEST.

YES YES ALL OF THIS. I normally don’t listen to podcasts about specific fandoms, but this podcast is one of the few that I look forward to every week. Niki and I usually listen together and IM each other throughout the whole thing about new and interesting points the guests or host bring up.

PLUS, they do a good job to not bring up spoilers for future episodes, so if you’re a new fan just getting into the show or an old-timer like me, it’s a great listen!

itscarororo:

So here’s something fun I was hoping some people on here might wanna take part in…

I was talking to jigglykat in the car today about how quickly the summer’s going by and it made me wonder how people imagine the year in their head, if they do at all. I think about a calendar year visually, and…

And this one is mine! I view my calendar as a squished oval with summer and winter towards the more narrow ends. Which doesn’t quite work with how winter ACTUALLY is because it pretty much last six months here…

paperartichokes:

My piece for the Sailor Moon show over at Hub Comics!

I almost just did an illustration of Usagi just looking up at the stars, but then i wanted her to be in a star chart instead. Hope you like it and have fun finding a few little secret details :)

justbetsycostumes:

raideo:

blackfemalepresident:

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mauving:

Just so you know…

Police chief prolly passed a kidney stone after she said that. Mother fucker.

"im your state senator"
THEY. GASSED. THE. SENATOR.

holy fucking jesus fucking christ almighty.

In case you were wondering if she actually is a state senator of MO… Yes. Her name is Maria Chapelle-Nadal, and she is an incredible woman.

Business Insider’s article on the event.

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kurtsnyder:

PIZZA POWER!!

kurtsnyder:

PIZZA POWER!!

Bad Blood

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