“ With criticism it’s never just between the critic and the artist, or between the critic and the curator—it’s between the living and the dead. This sort of criticism is as close to human nature as you can get. Anyone living, especially your peers, is a threat. You’re judging them, they’re judging you. That can be a good thing sometimes. Jealously, rancor, competition, those can be good things in art. But it mostly puts you in a dangerous and disadvantageous position, and one that just takes away from you so much. It’s possible to do your best work at your highest level without competing. ”
Also, please reblog that post, we need as many people to know about PACT as possible. Share it far and wide within this community, I know some people just haven’t heard yet. The more it spreads, the higher the chance we can make this deadline. Thanks a bunch.
Anybody reading this who is working as an illustrator currently or intends to shortly- I would strongly urge you to read about this endeavor called PACT.
From the link:
THE BIG IDEA
The PACT web tool is not a portfolio site, but rather will be geared towards improving the standards for artists within the fantasy, science fiction, book publishing and comic book industries.
This tool for us illustrators will have tons of resources, creative and legal, including sample contracts specifically geared for our industry, among other indispensable items. The whole point is to improve the standards for us in all ways- better rates of pay, getting pay in on time, less unpaid revisions, etc. Right now companies have little accountability. This system being put in place would make them accountable to being late to pay, paying poorly, and generally not being someone you would want to work for.
However, there is only 15 days left for this indiegogo drive. And if we as a community do not make the goal at the end of just a little over 2 weeks from today, this project isn’t going to happen. It’s gonna flop. The end.
I REALLY want it to happen. A donation of $29 bucks nets you 2 YEARS of the service once it goes live, which is a steal considering a year will be $29 and its literally just the cost of a single night out at dinner, if that.
Skip a couple coffees, please please please donate to this project. This isn’t like donating to some random charity. Your contribution to this may literally be what decides whether or not it will happen. The guys behind this are working their asses off for our community. This is a community-driven project and it’s for each and every one of us.
If you consider yourself a serious part of this industry, this is how you can prove it. Thanks everyone. And sorry for the rant.
Please reblog this, we all know reblogs are exponential.