Monday, June 15, 2009

Will work for . . . free?

There’s an interesting piece in the New York Times about Google soliciting artwork from illustrators to be featured as part of its Chrome browser. A number of prominent illustrators are chafing at the fee, which is nothing. Google wants authors to think of exposure as their compensation.

I would imagine there were some children’s book illustrators in the group Google solicited and I’d be interested to find out how they reacted.

1 comment:

Candace Trew Camling said...

being an illustrator, it makes me so mad that big companies think that Illustration isn't a worthy or viable career. Thats the message they send... and this is already an extremely hard field to break into! GAH!!