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DC Overhauls Creator Payment Plan

Written by ThanosCopter on Tuesday, June 24 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Overhauls Creator Payment Plan

Has DC Done Something Right Today? Yes, they have!

Source: CBR

DC announced via email a new creator payment plan, which overhauls a number of outdated payment policies used by the company.  Among the major changes made by the company are:

  • Colorists gaining royalties on comics and receiving creator credits on covers of books.
  • Digital-first creative teams are eligible for royalties (digital-first creative teams were previously paid on a flat rate). 
  • Royalties will be based off of a comic's net revenue through various distribution methods, including hard copies, digital and trade sales.  
  • Creators can now receive payment via direct deposit

DC had earlier solicited their freelance creators for opinions during a survey, and appears to be reacting to several recent calls for change in the industry.  Notably, Rich Johnston will probably claim that he had something to do with colorists obtaining royalty fees after he published an article about it a few months ago.  In the spirit of Rich Johnston, we'll also claim some credit for this, as the company is clearly trying to keep the "Has DC Done Something Stupid Today" counter dormant.  


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