Comic book artists such as Robert Crumb and Bill Griffith earn from 1000 to 1700 to create a page of comics for the New Yorker magazine. If you can snag royalties on a young adult or middle grade book the rates will be around 225.
The best comic book artists may make around 80000 a year.
How much do comic book artists get paid. Can you make a. At many of the bigger comic book companies the art on the page is paid by the type of joband sometimes multiple artists will be hired to do each piece. Very famous artists can get 1000 a page.
So if you do one page a day every day for a year that is a salary of about 365100 36500. Spectrum January 10 2005 427am 3. The base salary for Comic Book Artist ranges from 34603 to 50183 with the average base salary of 41529.
For example graphic designers made on average about 50370 in 2018. While the homogenization of the art style has increased artists workload without a fair increase in pay the residual sales of originals prints and artist proofs can still equal a. Those working for book publishers averaged.
Also comic book art careers generally fall under the broad category of illustration careers. Add in more people inker colorist letterer etc and the amount would get split even further but this is a BOGUS number. Salaries varied from less than 21590 for the lower 10 percent of fine artists to wages over 102540 for the upper 10 percent.
Comic Book Page Rates A small handful of comic-book creators work as salaried professionals according to a self-reported income survey from. It does however record data for artists in related fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not record salary data specifically for book cover artists.
Top comic book artists reportedly make around 500 per page. On average I think they get paid around 100 per page. How much money do comic book pros make.
David Cassaday says artists get 100-300 a page but it. If the advertising cost was ZERO and publisher expenses were ZERO then the writer and artist of a 20 page comic would still only get 3125 to 6250 EACH PER PAGE. ENTITY is LIVE on Kickstarter.
These charts show the average base salary core compensation as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Comic Book Artist in the United States. In May 2017 the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS reported that illustrators and other fine artists made a median wage of 49520 a year. Chairman_Pow January 10 2005 500am 4.
Bigger names get paid more of course and lesser known artists get paid less. Additionally the majority of graphic novel and webcomic artists who responded make less than 12000 a year off their work and as a whole make. That figure varies depending on the artists popularity and the publisher he is working for.
Sean Jordan says pencillers and inkers get 75 to 200 a page colorists get 35 to 125 and writers and letterers get 10 to 50. More established artists report having been paid between 1200-1300 USD per card. Oops no money in there for the cover art sorry.
At that rate in a year thats about 22000 which explains why most comic writers seem to write two or three books. The average annual salary for desktop publishers in 2018 was around 43450. I figured it was per page but 85 is higher than I expected.
Bureau of Labor Statistics does not have any specific information regarding comic book art careers but it is estimated that these types of artists were paid roughly 100 per page in 2010. One half of illustrators made less than that and one half earned more than that. However some projects do have them.
Do comic book artists make good money. The median comic book artist salary is 36500 according to Payscale. Most books in these categories tend to fall under a flat fee payment so there wont be royalties.
Top comic strip artist Lloyd Dangle earned 4000 for a two-page project advertising a shaving product.