The page rate survey is an important part of transparency in the comic book industry, and helps for us to fight for better pay, and living wages.
We failed to make an announcement last year after running the survey for 2018, but we were unable to use a large majority of the data provided. We realized that the survey needed to change and evolve to better reflect the state of the current industry. Page rates are not the only thing to take into consideration with the large influx of creators beginning to move into the book market as well. Royalties, rights, time/deadlines, as well as page rates and advances needed to be taken into account, so we set to work to figure out how to best address the growing needs of those who rely on this data.
While we were doing that though, the industry began doing a wonderful thing on social media in openly discussing some of the rates that they’ve encountered. Between that, and the work of new databases at Litebox, we’ve made the decision to shut down the survey portion of things here at Creator Resource.
We will continue to push this discussion, and provide you with links and resources to better educate yourselves, but with an anonymous database that is updated live as folks contribute to it at Litebox, the need for a survey here has become unnecessary.
We hope that you’ll take the time to check out their database, and contribute to the data so that we can all push for better rates and treatment of creatives around the world.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or additional resources for us to add here, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.