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MY #1 BRO FIONA THE GOD DAMN FICK HAS THEIR OWN PAGE WITH PRINTS AND STICKERS AND PATCHES YOU CAN BUY NOW AS WELL! NOBODY IN MY LIFE IS MORE TALENTED OR DESERVING OF BECOMING SUCCESSFUL AT DOING ART THAN FIONA AND IF YOU DISAGREE THAN YOUR NOT REAL! GO GET ALL THEIR STUFF AND MAYBE REBLOG THIS YEAH WHY NOT YOU SHOULD DO THAT! IM SORRY FOR YELLING!

http://silversprocket.gostorego.com/fionafick.html?limit=all

Comic Scans Hurt

I know this is my second unusual post in the last 24 hours, so apologies, but something came up that I feel like I need to address! 

Illegal comic scans hurt creators. I get that a lot of people don’t have money to spend on comics. Really, I get it. I’m broke myself, so I have a lot of empathy for people who need relaxation and entertainment and can’t afford it. 

The neat thing is, there are hundreds and hundreds of webcomics out there that are completely free! I’m not being flippant here, I’m legitimately saying you have alternatives (including Yellow Hearts).

One of the reasons I’m broke is because I’m a comic artist. Every creator-owned comic I’ve done pays about $50 a page. I work for far less than minimum wage. I need every penny I can get in order to do this job.

I know that comic companies seem far away and corporate, but the creators are real people–I’m a young, queer, female artist and writer trying to make a go of this, and I have enough obstacles in my way without losing my livelihood because people just like me decided my work isn’t worth $2.99. I already release a free webcomic and ask for a tiny amount of donations so I can keep it going–and some folks don’t even ask that–so please don’t take my only paying work away from me, too. I literally can’t afford it.

It also hurts, deeply, to be made aware that even the people who love my work will actively stop me from being able to make it. Please support the things you love, that you want to see more of, by supporting the people behind them.