Friday, January 14, 2005

Bringing home the bacon

The Portland, Ore., Tribune spotlights cartoonist Ovi Nedelcu, whose Pigtale debuts this month from Image Comics:
Financially it’s hardly a high-stakes game. Publisher Image Comics in San Francisco must sell 2,500 copies of each issue at $2.95 for Nedelcu to see any income. (Image was formed in 1990 by disaffected Marvel artists who wanted more creative freedom.) It’s like a band releasing a single: If it flops, “Pigtale” might never get finished.