One of our good friends and one of the wisest people I know, Julia Wertz, has an interview up on Inkstuds right now that I am about to listen to, and she took part in this great series of interviews about money in small-press comics:

“‘If I’m just sitting in my studio drawing all day, where’s the story? Also, sitting in a studio drawing day after day makes my brain turn to mush. The stress and inconvenience of a day job keep me motivated,’ she said. ‘I think that most artists — but definitely not all — should keep some kind of part-time day job, just so they can stay grounded. Oh yeah, and pay rent and stuff.'”