Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Throwaway

 

It seems a shame to do work that never sees the light of day. This is a sketch I was asked to do for a publisher who was looking to have a series of books illustrated. I quite often get asked to draw specific samples for free, which I am willing to do if the project interests me and will eventually be reasonably paid. I've had the odd one of these rejected recently, which is fair enough, perhaps my style didn't suit. What's annoying is that the publisher couldn't be bothered to tell me that they had decided not to use me, not even bothered to acknowledge receipt of the drawing, let alone thank me for the unpaid use of my time. This arrogant rudeness and carelessness of the creative people of which their entire industry is founded is sadly common.

2 comments:

10radio said...

you are so right leo
i get rightly pissed off about it too

see you in the pub tonight for a grump
cheers

michael

Will said...

Sadly, sadly common...

Reading through your blog post complaints reads like a list of my most often bespoke complaints that just raise my ire...

I get the feeling from Corporate/Business types that they look at Creativity/Skilled people as more of a "flip the burger" , "do you want fries with that?" commodity. (That may be due to the fact that being very proficient at something can make it look easy to others). Ironically, most often it is their jobs that adheres more closely to that description...

I would as you, ask only for a little professionalism, respect and common decency.