I was hired by a new upcoming publishing company to do some comic art for them. I am put in contact with the author of the story I am illustrating. We go over what they want and I begin working for two months on these illustrations.
I send some early proofs:
Client: We can’t use this. You’re trash as an artist. I didn’t approve that we hire you.
Mind you this is the first time I had ever heard from this person.
Me: I’m sorry you feel that way. I’ll invoice you for the work I’ve done, and we don’t need to continue.
Later I heard the company was having trouble hiring artists. I wonder why?