The peoples speaking out about cheap wages are the people who are tired of buyers like you cheapening the freelance community. You are just as bad as the naive artists accepting your commissions because the both of you are contributing to a huge problem with freelance work. Art is work and usually the consensus is that an artist should be paid cheaper because its seen as an easier, funner career choice with opportunities to become "famous". The sad reality is, those who do become "famous" through their work is few and far between. We all want to be shooting stars, but usually it ends with just a constant struggle to pay bills and get good wages for artwork. But, that is what being an artist is. Struggling to do what one loves.
I know this is an older post. I just wanted to put my 2 cents in. Also, PS, insulting someone for having an opinion on the subject matter is not a very professional way to present oneself. Also, touting around expertise, degrees, and successes, doesn't put you on a pedestal where you're above criticism. You're just one in an endless sea of people with the same dream as you.
I never said I was a professional at making comics. I run it as an actual business but I have a real job. This is my hobby.
I don't care about the artistic community or the health of the freelance art industry I care about me and the people that I work with. I think I've expressed that enough that you should really know better.
In the future please keep your self indulgent opinion to yourself. It is not wanted or warranted in this truly ancient thread.
And if you think I was trying to put myself on a pedestal you need a class in reading comprehension.
I appreciate your interest but this is a really old ad revived by idiots. Remedial Comics is not hiring at this time. However if you send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org I will add you to the list of artists I pull from when I need more work done than the current artists I work with can handle.