Art by juliedillon
Submitted by -Anonymous
So wait, why did they use my art? Are they insinuating that I’m awful and a tracer…?
I’ve never heard of a writer not being well known because they can’t draw. Most writers don’t draw/paint? That’s why they hire artists to do the covers? That’s what illustrators do. That’s why we work with authors: it’s a symbiotic relationship that helps us both out. You get a piece of art to help make your book stand out and draw people in so you can sell books and support yourself doing what you love, and we get to support ourselves doing what we love. If you’re being published, you should know this already..? And besides, when I do work for an author, it’s the author that gets the praise and attention in the comments section of publisher’s announcements and blog entries and reviews and such, and rightly so! The author did most of the heavy lifting, after all. (I might get a mention at the end of the article, but that’s usually it, and I don’t care because it’s not about me.) I really do not understand what you’re getting at, at all. :/ Do you just mean that artists get more notes than writers on tumblr/deviantart? Is that really what you are using as a measure of success? Don’t you think that getting books published, getting your own ideas and stories published, is a little more important than racking up notes/comments/likes on a websites that tend to lean more towards visual art in the first place?
sheesh. I’m sorry that me working really hard at my career makes you feel bad about your career? I guess? what even.
You have a PUBLISHING CONTRACT. With at least a MEDIUM-SIZED PRESS. How much more fucking validation do you need in your goddamn life?
I have to wonder if this person is a frustrated visual artist who decided to go into writing as some sort of back-up and so will always be a cranky pain in the ass about how it’s not enough.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME. YOU ARE LISTED WITH A PUBLISHER I HAVE PROBABLY READ.
And to not only talk about how visual artists have it easier (they don’t) and then complain that “even the bad ones get attention,” when, hi, really. You’re gonna complain the tracers get more love than you when IN YOUR OWN PROFESSION 50 SHADES OF GREY* IS A BESTSELLER.
For fuck’s sake, if you’re gonna get down on what you do WHEN YOU’VE MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH A PUBLISHING CONTRACT, at least aim it in the right, goddamn direction.
And nice job pulling someone else’s work so that Dillon has to wonder if you think she’s some sort of shitbag.
Grow the fuck up.
*This is not meant to stand as a comment to people who have read this book and enjoyed it for whatever reason, but a comment on the fact that it is a badly written book.