Hi as the title says I am looking for advice about hiring artists for webcomics (webtoons). I started this account way back in like high school about 3-4 years ago. Originally I was looking for an artist for an unpaid collab and didnt have any money and much for the story.
I am in college now so things have changed. I have money now and have been writing multiple stories but have always wanted to make a webcomic.
I would like to know about the rates and stuff that most webcomic artists typically set.
I am more than willing to pay and once I have more written for my story, I would like to have it drawn. I just dont know how much is too little or too much. Is it usually per panel? Per episode?
For the sake of my post the comic would be fantasy, adventure and focus multiple characters. I have most of it thought out and planned now just a matter of getting there. It would be around 40-60 panels at least. I would provide the script and try to story board as best I could.
Now let's say I find an artist, this would be a long term commitment. How do people usually finalize the details? Do they paypal? Any sketchy things to look out for?