Tales of Freelancia by Mike Freiheit No. 5

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Author:Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit is a cartoonist, illustrator and teacher in Chicago. He's currently working on a big ol' graphic novel called Monkey Chef, a story about his time spent at a primate sanctuary in South Africa. More comics and illustrations at mikefreiheit.com

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8 Comments on “Tales of Freelancia by Mike Freiheit No. 5”

  1. January 29, 2018 at 8:15 am #


  2. January 31, 2018 at 4:30 am #

    Your skills betray you…that flyer illo isn’t so terrible! I am enjoying the series, and looking forward to the next swashbuckling episode.

  3. katherinejlegry
    January 31, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    It’s true… you work that hard drawing Mike, but this guy is all stick figures and comes out basically saying the same for less:


    Does he get paid? I dunno.

  4. katherinejlegry
    January 31, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    and what I mean is, this guy Little Fears
    has 214 “likes” for his dinosaur that he “vaguely” or barely drew with a computer… and he’s probably making money off of blogging…
    And here you are actually spending time drawing!!!!!
    Oh well… a superhero has to do it for the love.

    • March 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      Howdy Katherine. Illustration and me, ehhh, I’d say I tell a story more than drawing. As for earning, nope, I do not make much from the Fears. In all honesty, it started as a side project. It was never meant to be an income. My actual income has mostly come from in-house work for people I know and nothing drawing wise.

      For stick figures that earn, look to XKCD.org . Again, it’s more the story than art that sells XKCD, my word are those folk intelligent.

      • katherinejlegry
        March 13, 2018 at 8:44 am #

        That’s funny you found your link I dropped here on Illustration Age, Little Fears. I grant you take criticism rather well.
        You first commented/followed me on my Tabby Ren Elle music warlord gratitude journal site and I kicked you to the curb and you took that rather well too.
        You don’t deserve my wrath. It’s just when I look at your computer art and stick figures they infuriate me. That’s obviously not your fault. I simply have an allergic reaction.
        I ceased following Illustration age… they have some beautiful graphic artists and painters from time to time, but over-all the female representation is all still male-slanted p.o.v and pandering to male tastes IMHO.
        Obviously I don’t sound humble. :) But truly… don’t sweat my criticism. I’m a hard sell and mostly grumpy on line.
        Peace to U little fears. Yer a-ok.

      • March 13, 2018 at 9:53 am #

        Funny, I thought I remembered your name. To be honest miss, your criticism has reason behind it. Critique with reason is helpful. Without criticism we can’t grow. Without criticism I wouldn’t have sorted out my spelling and grammar (which used to be fecking woeful).

        The only time I get frustrated is non-descript criticism. The person who leaves a one star “this book was shit,” on Amazon, you know? I haven’t had that myself, touch wood I don’t. But yeah, we spoke before and you got me heh. You know what I mean.

        Peace to you too, Katherine. In all your grumpy fashion. 😊✌️


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