As we make our way through the current era of disruption, there’s an ever greater need for clarity, verifiable information and real news. In that spirit, I’m presenting to you the 2016 Comic Creator Rate Survey. Developed by Graphic Policy’s Brett Schenker in conjunction with current comics freelancers (with a little copy editing by myself) we hope this will be the start of assembling reliable data on payment rates across the industry.
Please note, the survey is COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. My own involvement with this project is only in copy editing and promoting both the survey and the results; I will have no access to the survey answers. Brett, whose background is in political science and who crunches numbers for a living, will be analyzing the data and announcing the survey results.
The survey is embedded below, or you can go to it directly here. One note – on the last page it asks if you want to take the survey again – this is a formatting glitch. You only need to take it once!
You can email me or Brett with any questions.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.