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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Matthew Rosenberg

What are page rates for letterers and artists?

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I appreciate you unpacking your own project, maths, and mind. This sort of thing is important, and I think/hope in the end you are right: readers just want to support and value rad stories from people they like/respect. A week on the shelf, but a lifetime in our hearts, right?

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Do the store variants/vinyl pressings/Substack backing make up for the lost revenue?

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This was very well said and a joy to read. I feel very strongly that I would rather wait for good books (and art in general) to be made to the best of the creatives abilities behind it. I told you and Tyler this at Guelph Comic Jam but your pacing, use of breaks in the flow to build tension (or hype a reveal or for a hilarious moment) is so very engaging. If you can, take as much time as you need in my opinion. I will still be reading comics in 10 years let alone 10 months.

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Thanks for sharing. Always great to get an insight into how other creators are thinking about value for the readers.

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I am sorry ashamed to admit that I don't read your book, but as someone who put out 5 issues of a self-published comic in 4 years, I agree that it is extremely hard, but thanks for helping me put it in perspective. Keep up the amazing work!

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Great newsletter, that was an interesting insight. I really do appreciate the value and effort you strive to put in, it means a lot as a reader, so thank you, for all your hard work on the book. It's been really worth it, it's an awesome book!

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