A competent illustrator who is willing to meet me halfway is all I want for Christmas this year. I’ve been throwing myself into a writing project that will definitely need an illustrator. I’ve seen some great ones on Tumblr that would be perfect for what I have in mind, if they’re only willing to understand that I can’t pay them straight away.
I realize how insulting it can be to act as if someone shouldn’t value their own work, especially since I want people to value my own. I do value the effort an illustrator would put in and bring to my own work and I hope that when I show them mine, they find it worth their time.