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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 6:22pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I sell my art. Is that “drawing for money”?
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Jabari Lamar
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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 6:29pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Would you turn down a job from a comic-book company (or I guess any other company offering an art-related job) if it was something you wanted to do? 

If so, I guess I'd say retired. Or like, someone else said, if you're still doing paid commission work then I'd say you're "freelance." 

Edited by Jabari Lamar on 01 July 2022 at 6:31pm
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 6:52pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I can’t imagine not doing something I wanted to do!
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 7:03pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Under New York law, its unemployment insurance program provides benefits to people who [inter alia]:
  • Have lost employment through no fault of their own
  • Are ready, willing and able to work, and
  • Are actively seeking work

Are any of those three true for you, JB?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 7:09pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Just at this moment, no.
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 7:28pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Six other points to consider...

From US NEWS & WORLD REPORT:


 QUOTE:
There are signs and targets that can signal that you are prepared to retire, but they're not all about your age and how much money you've saved. "Getting ready to retire isn't just about finances, it's about being emotionally ready as well," says Jamie Hopkins, director of retirement research at Carson Group in Omaha, Nebraska.

Here's how to tell if you're ready to retire:

You are financially prepared.
You have eliminated debt.
You have a plan to cope with emergencies.
You have health insurance.
You have a social network.
You have something else to do.

All boxes checked?
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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 9:06pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I sell my art. Is that “drawing for money”?
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Yes!   You are not retired.

I have not seen any commissions posted lately.   Have I been missing something?
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 01 July 2022 at 11:27pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Peter Hicks: "...Have I been missing something?..."

Yep:

http://www.whatashock.com/doasales/byrne1.html

JB says he sells his art, not that it's strictly as commissions.



Edited by Matt Hawes on 02 July 2022 at 1:25am
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John Byrne

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Posted: 02 July 2022 at 12:50am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I’m not currently taking commissions.
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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 02 July 2022 at 1:33am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

i wouldn't say that you are retired. I would say that you are "temporarily on hiatus". What I wanna see you do JB is ink a deal with either Netflix,Apple+,or Amazon Prime to adapt your creator owned comic book series to both animation and live action TV series and movies and have you be involved with the making of those projects. I want to see either an animated series or film adaption of TRIPLE HELIX and TRIO or a live action adaption of THE HIGHWAYS.
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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 02 July 2022 at 2:13am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Just out of curiosity, JB... are you in fact drawing, just for fun?

If you are I think that's not "retirement", just working out for a new future project maybe even you don't know about :)



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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 02 July 2022 at 8:35am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Since you work only when you want to, I would call you a man of leisure.
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