Webcomics Confidential #44: Twenty Questions, Part 3
A young person majoring in Sequential Art at a well-known art school wrote in with a list of twenty questions for me. I was happy to answer them, but since the questions seemed so universal, I asked permission to answer the questions in the form of a video so I could share it with others as well. This is the second of a series that will be in four parts — maybe more.
In this installment, I discuss the following topics:
- What is the etiquette of approaching someone you don’t know, like an employer or another artist?
- Do you deal with your finances yourself, and if you do how do manage time for it? Or do you hire a financial advisor?
- Being an artist is a risky one, how do you set a safety net for yourself
- What are your thoughts on art school for comics artists?
- If someone is looking to attend art school in the hopes of being a working comic artist after graduating – what should they be looking out for in a good school?
- If school isn’t an option – what are some good resources (outside of webcomics.com) to prepare one’s self for working as a comic artist? I.e. – books, workshops, groups, etc.