Edit: for those interested, pact was successfully funded, I went to bed and it was 20 grand short, woke up to find it fully funded lol for those who contributed, good on you!
Edit: ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO PLEDGE
Please share this guys, pledging $29 buys membership to pact for 2 years. its so important that we Artists make this first step in an attempt to improve our working conditions. this may not effect comicbook artists right away, or change anything right away, but if this gains momentum it could change the entire creative industry. anyone who does art for a living this effects you, anyone who aspires to do art for a living, this effects you!.
Pay and working conditions for alot of the creative industries are bad and it will only get better if we stand up together and try to support things like this. every dollar helps, if your not an artist just a fan of artwork 5 dollars buys a sticker and supports a great cause. every contribution helps. if you can't pledge share! Go here www.indiegogo.com/projects/pac…
to pledge there is only 4 days left.
On Indiegogo right now is a very worthy cause, www.indiegogo.com/projects/pac…
PACT is an organization dedicated to improving the working standards for illustrators. they are planning to launch a website where working artists can go for information for all experience levels regarding contracts, copyrights, and alternative income solutions. Most importantly, the PACT website will feature an anonymous ratings system for companies. Members of PACT will be able to log on and grade companies overs a variety of criteria such as amount of pay, timeliness of pay, granting of rights, and ease of work. These will be compiled into what will be an overall score for that company. This will allow artists to see, based on a companies rating, if it is one that they want to work for or not.
Its impossible to have an artists union. but this could be a powerful tool if it gets funded.
The perks of contributing to this fundraiser is beneficial for both artists and art appreciators. there is great art up for grabs and chances for artists to have there work looked at by veteran illustration professionals. this is the sort of cause we artists really need to get behind I know how hard it is to make ends meet working as an artist but this is an investment into the future of the industry. Please spread the word and give what you can!