When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money. – Oscar Wilde I have yet to meet an artist that doesn’t feel the need to do a better job organizing their finances. It’s important to keep track of your income and expenditures so you can identify issues, evaluate your product sales, and get your taxes straight. Over the last few years I’ve been putting together a set of spreadsheets to manage our studio finances. It occurred to me that this might be useful to other people, especially those starting out, so…
One of the tools we get asked about the most is non-photo blue pencil.
I pencil in non-photo blue for most of our comic book pages, unless I can’t get a hold of it. Changes in the graphic design industry have made it more difficult to acquire, especially as mechanical pencil leads. I’ve recently found a new source and switched back to using it. More on that later.