Comic Book Artists
Comic book artists are making a comeback as comic books have taken a new form since they can now be viewed online. The comic book industry, particularly makers of the Japanese Manga series, has attracted viewers from all over the world. Whereas before comic book fans of the Naruto anime series had to check out the best prices before buying a Naruto paperback volume, fans can now read and even download this popular comic book anime online and for free.
However, the comic book artist gets paid by the function he performs as part of a particular comic book team. Newcomers are given different rates from those considered as seasoned artists or pros:
(1) Penciler: $10-$60, (2) Inker: $10-$25, (3) Colorist: $5-$20, (4) Cover Penciler: $40-$75, (5) Cover inker: $25-$50, and (6) Cover colorist: $75-$250.
(1) Penciler: $50-$120, (2) Inker: $25-$60, (3) Colorist: $25-$60, (4) Cover Penciler: $100-$ 200, (5) Cover inker: $75-$100, and (6) Cover colorist: $250-$700.
(1) Penciler: $100 & up, (2) Inker: $60 & up, (3) Colorist: $60 & up, (4) Cover Penciler: $200 & up (5) Cover inker: $100 & up, and (6) Cover colorist: $1,000 & up.
(Source: En.Allexperts.com Comic Book Industry by Expert- Inuta Kobungo 9/1/2003)
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