4 Responses to “Is the Free Content Model Hurting Artists?”

  1. Katherine Williams December 15, 2018 at 8:02 am #

    I think everyone’s different with respect to choosing to pay or not to pay for something. It’s a bit ironic that we pay the cable company for internet access, then want all online content for free. Pretty sure porn’s still popular and that’s a paid service (I think)! Actual stats on this would be good, but since many people have chosen gossip over investigative journalism (based on their choice to NOT pay), I’m not sure we’ll ever know.

    I am seeing an increase in subscription services, however, so some people are definitely choosing an ad-free experience. John has some insights into why people choose to pay, rather than scour the internet for free content: https://www.jonathanrozek.com/information-products/.

    • Palle Schmidt December 16, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

      Thanks for your insightful comment! Thanks for including that link too, great article.

  2. Adrian Patangui December 17, 2018 at 1:41 am #

    hi palle,

    You know it’s kinda hard to tell that other people take other sites for GRANTED In my case, (i admit) i used to rely on tutorials on different sites. i have visited blogs that only focus on the art being or to be produced but they never (maybe not all but some), focus on the ethics on the process within the making. you know, your site might not be the “perfect” place for other aspiring artists like me, but it has all the ingredients to succeed in this industry (the comic industry). i am saying this not because i am commenting on your post, not also because you helped me and others, and lastly not also because you share stuffs for free, but because it is TRUE. I really recommend your sites to others cause i know what and how they change the artists’ point of view.

    There might be free tutorials on other sites (not only comics but in general) but there are still these sites, though they provide access with payment, are the ones which provide, maybe not be best, but the better access which are convenient and really help people to pursue their careers or whatever their purposes. And your site is one of them.

    Art is nothing but patience, and that is something tat other people do not understand. i always put those words in my mind and i use that as motivation because whenever i produce art, it always take days for me to finish. my point is, the reason why people take other sites for granted is that they never considered the ethics. they only took the art itself but not the way it is done in the process. they never considered the people behind the site.

    • Palle Schmidt December 17, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      I appreciate the kind words, Adrian. I try to be ethical and I try to be honest – even when honesty hurts! You’re absolutely right that patience and understanding the artistic process is just as important (if not more) than knowing how to make “good” art. The mindset aspect of creating interests me, so I can’t help but share those insights. Glad you find it helpful!

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