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About Deviant Artist S.P. BurkeMale/United States Recent Activity
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OG Quick One 15 - Selfie :iconspburke:spburke 7 4 The Anarchist, The Pedlar, and The Watchmaker :iconspburke:spburke 37 9 Amy and The Angels :iconspburke:spburke 49 10 Hipstershy :iconspburke:spburke 13 1 Fluttershy :iconspburke:spburke 10 2 Pinkie Pie :iconspburke:spburke 11 0 Mr. Saturn :iconspburke:spburke 6 0
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Uranus and Neptune - print :iconspburke:spburke 4 0
Rush - Lerxst, Dirk, and The Professor :iconspburke:spburke 22 6 Three Doctors - print :iconspburke:spburke 79 5 MLP: FiM meets Azumanga Daioh - print :iconspburke:spburke 43 10 Carmilla :iconspburke:spburke 7 0 Doctor Who Meets DS9 :iconspburke:spburke 16 1 11th Doctor :iconspburke:spburke 14 0 Frankenstein :iconspburke:spburke 3 2
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Doctor Who BITCHES :iconspburke:spburke 27 10


Our life in a meme :icongenkigoth:GenkiGoth 18 16 Sakaki and Fluttershy :iconempyu:Empyu 60 21 Osaka and Applejack :iconempyu:Empyu 43 4 what is love :iconviria13:viria13 3,280 235 Glasses make the girl :iconlily-fox:lily-fox 14,135 1,034 SOPA+PIPA: Executive E-Motions :iconchadrocco:ChadRocco 753 178 Summer :iconpirika1:Pirika1 19 2 Team... F ... FOR NOW :iconkyasuri:Kyasuri 9 55 Death and The Knight :iconzimeta:Zimeta 141 24 Dr. Whooves :icongenkigoth:GenkiGoth 176 49 AFO: Harley and Spidey :icongenkigoth:GenkiGoth 209 32 Legend :iconradiuszero:RadiusZero 1,011 188 Kristin :iconcarminausher:carminausher 10 9 Amazing SpiderMan 606 :icondhinking:DHinking 250 121 Amy Winehouse :iconface-art:face-art 35 12 Gear: page 16 :iconshono:Shono 148 72



S.P. Burke
United States
Current Residence: Chicago IL
deviantWEAR sizing preference: petite
Print preference: paper
Favourite genre of music: Melvins, Motown, and Mastodon
Favourite photographer: My friend Jeff Chow
Favourite style of art: My kinda style
Operating System: Snow Leopard
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Shell of choice: yellow
Wallpaper of choice: yellow
Skin of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: "Ink Always At My Fingertips"
So because I'm currently more broke than MC Hammer, I've begun the search then for more possibilities for freelance work.  And once again I've started coming across my favorite compensation offered for working artists myself.  If you ARE a working artist, guaranteed you've seen this at least once.

"There's no money offered in this job, but you'll get credit"

Do I even need to explain this?  It's insulting on a level you wouldn't even believe.  You're basically asking that me and my peers work for free.  And they all say the same thing: "But it'll be great exposure for you!".  They say this all the time to rope in young artists who don't know any better.  If you're a young artist and you're reading this, DON'T FALL FOR IT.  They are trying to use your naivety and inexperience to basically get someone to give them product for nothing.  And if you STILL work for free even after hearing this warning, you're an idiot and you're fucking it up for the rest of us who try to make a decent living doing this by asking for fair compensation for our time and our effort.  How the hell can we compete with free?  Answer: we can't.

If some art director or client or whatever tries to give you the "great exposure" line, tell them you can't pay your rent with exposure.  Tell them you can't eat exposure.  Tell them the bank won't underwrite your car loan simply because you said you'd give them good exposure in return.  If you draw something for someone, GET PAID TO DO IT.

I now leave you with the words of the great Harlan Ellison, who can explain this better than I ever could. Pay the writer? PAY THE ARTIST TOO!…


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Bestiolina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Thank you very much for the watch! :dance:
ScuttlebuttInk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Whoops, this is what we miss by not regularly checking DA. HI THERE. Thanks for watching us, dude. haha. :)
ladysugarquill Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to :iconhp-pairings-fans:! Thanks for joining :D
Shono Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the faves!!! [link]

If you enjoyed the comic, you can read the stories for free on the NEW WEBSITE: [link]

If you love the story you can buy a copy here: [link]
beep3rocks Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for watching! Keep checking back, I'll be adding a bunch more snowflakes very soon!
spburke Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Be sure to watch me too, because I got more "Doctor Who" stuff planned down the pipeline, particularly now that the rest of Series 6 is ready to start airing.
beep3rocks Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg, I am SO excited! ::Insert Eeyore voice here:: Too bad I don't have regular tv anymore. Guess I didn't need to watch it on the day it's released anyways...

Err...downloading? It happens.
MademoiselleGrief Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for joining :iconthe-common-room:
Enjoy your stay! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :aww:

- Maria, Founder
0pekarnia0 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I loved "scared shitless" comic on your website. Good work!
spburke Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
That's very sweet, thank you :-) If you like that, hope you'll love this [link]
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