Listening to: Let's & Go! MAX OP
Playing: Batman: Arkham Origins
Drinking: Iced Tea
I've always thought about getting someone who can dedicate their time to help me with conceptualization and editing story ideas but unfortunately, I just don't trust anyone...
In the past, there's always someone approaching me, whether via email, personal message or messenger, trying to shove their "greatest ideas" towards me, convincing me that I should totally dedicate my drawing skills to illustrate their awesome idea and one even telling me it's "my loss" for declining.
I ended up having this tiny phobia where anyone who's pitching in as an editor might misuse their position to dictate what I do and I don't want that.
I'd prefer if someone editing gives me the best alternative or direction to improve upon the story idea, rather than hijacking it.
It's not really me being paranoid but I have come across way too many artists who fell victim to leeches who befriended them to make use of their drawing skills.
Some leech have their own 'original characters' but no drawing skills, so they befriend multiple artists to get them all to draw their OCs.
A friend tells me that "people who become your editor will definitely try to get a say or redirect your work" and advises me that I just bounce my ideas around close friends for now for feedback.
I remember one particular webcomic that has four editors.
I'm also wondering about standard editing fees.