I know last week there was a big controversy about whether or not Womanthology contributors should be paid due to the huge amount that was raised on Kickstarter. Well I would like to just put my two cents in:
First I want to put this on the record. When I signed up for this project, I knew from the get go that I would not be paid! I’m gonna say that again: right from the beginnning of this project I knew that I would not be paid and that the proceeds from the book were going to charity!
I am just happy to write a story and have it published (and I don’t have to pay to get it published)! That was the first thing that came to mind when I signed up. The second thing that came to mind was that the earnings from the book are going to charity Global Giving! From the start, we didn’t know if the book would become a reality. First we needed to get a publisher when it was announced that IDW would be publishing the book I was estatic! I am very proud to be part of this book! And the fact that I’m getting a free copy of the book and also mabye the sketchbook (I’ll have to check on that) I was freaking happy!
I love writing and I’m so glad that this project came along. Two years ago I almost died. I have Grave’s Disease and I’m still recovering from that. I’m almost better.
Now look,I appreciate that there are people out there who are looking out for artists. It’s much appreciated. And yes it would be cool to be paid for my work and I hope in the future that I will be paid. But for this specific project I never expected to be paid and I’m cool with not being paid. It’s not an issue for me at all.
So please don’t attack Renae De Liz and call her a liar or anything else. She’s a wonderful person and I appreciate this opportunity. I understand the issues that have been brought up by a lot of people but this project is for charity.