CA: You note that you’ll be paying an editor, copywriter, and a designer. Why do you think that’s necessary?
MB: I want this to be a professional project. Publishers used to pay for these things for a reason - so your book doesn’t turn out to be a a poorly written piece of s***. I know a lot of writers and journalists, and over the next week or two I’m going to hire one to oversee the writing on this project. Nothing can be half-assed on this. I want the prose section of this book to be as strong as possible, so it’s going to be a worthwhile expense for me. You can get into a little bubble with your creative projects, especially something like comics where you work in solitude. It helps to have another set of eyes on your work. I wouldn’t think about doing it any other way.
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