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Dean Haspiel

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29th January 2016

1:47pm: You better make art or else!
There was a video going around on Facebook showing what happens when you ask normal work-force people and executives to work for free and they were like HELL'S NO. I'm constantly reminded that artists are often asked to create content for free or near-free but everyone - EVERYONE ELSE - gets paid: the printer, the distributor, the marketers, the internet bill, etc/etc gets guaranteed monies in their pocket while artists are often asked to take a back-end deal ("royalties") and do it for "exposure."

Better bring a coat. Too much exposure might get you pneumonia or cancer.

No one put a gun to our heads and said "You better make art or else!" But, I think doing anything else might just kill me. Only, it would take a lot longer then a well aimed bullet.
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