To all of you art students and first-year illustration professionals out there - stick up for your right to be paid a FAIR fee for your work. Let’s keep prices high enough in our profession to actually be able to make a good living and not depend on other sources of income. Publications, left and right, are preying on young artists with a lot of talent, and asking them to do great work for very low fees. Stand firm. You are worth more. We all benefit when clients learn the true value of our work.