Posted on August 17th 2023
Many years ago I was commissioned to draw a strip featuring Aqua of Barbie Girl fame.
These are the pencils for one of the two strips I drew before the publisher decided that he only wanted to pay me half the fee that I had agreed with the magazine’s editor.
After a brief argument over the phone where I was told “it doesn’t matter what my editor said I only pay XXX”, I refused to send the artwork.
I didn’t get paid but he had to scramble to find something to fill the hole in his magazine.
Needless to say, the publisher’s company didn’t last long.