Saturday, July 31, 2004

Money matters: In a feature titled "They Pay You To Do What?," Black Enterprise spotlights cartoonist Kyle Baker, who estimates he earned $150,000 in 2003:

"Now living in Woodstock, New York, Baker recently launched his own publishing company, Kyle Baker Publishing. Technology has lowered production costs so much, he says, that it's much easier for artists to publish their own material, distribute it, and retain the rights. 'I reached a point in my career where I realized that if I hadn't sold away the 20 years of work I did, I would own thousands and thousands of cartoons,' he said. 'Now, when I'm old, I'll own thousands of Kyle Baker cartoons.'"