Originally Posted by monkeymcgee
I think I liked it better not knowing how the sausage got made.
Wow--I can't believe how little they are paying the artists who do this great work.
It is a fascinating sub genre within the overlapping cultures of original art, comic books, and trading cards.
Many artists who do sketch cards consider it an entry point into the "official" world of Marvel and DC comics. Most artists would not get much paying work outside of the sketch cards. It allows an artist to get accepted in Artist Alleys in comic conventions. It is demanding and low paying, but it looks great on a resume and in a portfolio and it gets your foot in the door.