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Jim Lee is doing a great marketing stunt for Jim Lee. He's doing 50 free sketches for fans.

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From a fan's POV - this is awesome.

From a comic creators POV - this is bad.

Jim Lee is one of the top creators in the world. Lets also not forget - he's substantially wealthier than you and you and you.

Lets pick some other big names - but probably not as wealthy. Chris Bachalo etc

Guys who are big names - but didn't go crazy in the 90s and even admit themselves - they could have made more money.

50 sketches for them is not cheap.

Jim Lee is fast. For him that's 2 days. For other guys, that might be a week.
Jim Lee also has spare dollars to spend on the materials for 50 sketches.

And now - Jim Lee is offerring a superior quality sketch for $0

when you're trying to charge $15 for a sketch.

Who wants to pay $15 for a no-name sketch from John Doe when they can have a Jim Lee for $0?

When Mark Bagley, Chris Bachalo etc get on stage - they're big comic names.

Should they now start supplying $0 dollar sketches?

The downside of what Jim has done is - it creates a race to the bottom. Not to the top.

If Jim Lee wanted to do comics artists a favour - he'd mark up his art as $20,000.
His sketches would cost $200.

All of a sudden - your $20 convention sketch wouldn't seem as comparitively bad?
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JoeMDavis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav!
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Thanks for the fav :)
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Thank you for the fave :)
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