Carly Monardo Needs Your Commissions
Artist Carly Monardo, who works as a colorist on the hit Cartoon Network series The Venture Bros. and is known around the webcomic scene for her work on posters and other art for popular series such as The Adventures of Dr. McNinja (coincidentally, the subject of this recent interview), recently put out a call for commissions and any freelance work fans can send her way.
From Monardo’s LJ site:
Man oh man…so I currently owe a shit ton of money in back taxes (damn you, 1099!!) for 2007. I set up a plan with the IRS, but interest is 6% compounded DAILY so I am, quite frankly, terrified.
I turn to you, internet, in the hopes that someone out there might have something for me…a freelance gig, a commission, an organ they want for cheap…seriously guys I’ll do it. I am making a pretty pathetic wage at my part-time job and I don’t start back on Venture Bros. again until the end of September. I’m super worried…this has set fire to my already wobbly financial house of cards.
While it certainly isn’t news that an artist (no matter how talented) is having a rough time making ends meet, what is certainly worth pointing out is the support Monardo’s plea is receiving from around the InterWebs. Anders Loves Maria creator Rene Engström has even created a video plea that puts Sally Struthers to shame, while various other webcomic creators have echoed the sentiment on their own sites.
You can view Monardo’s website and commission info at: www.lasagnachildren.com/Carly/