My studiomate Dylan Meconis points me to possibly THE MOST USEFUL NEW BLOG FOR FREELANCERS TO FOLLOW. Work Made For Hire blogger Katie Lane is an Information Technology contract negotiator and friend to many Portland comic book artists and illustrators. Her sage advice will be sure to help illustrators stay out of ugly business arrangements along the lines of Michelangelo’s experience working for Medici Popes.
Colleen Coover is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her comics include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others. She works with her husband, writer Paul Tobin, on the Eisner-winning series Bandette.