I was talking with someone who wanted me to illustrate their webcomic.
Me: It sounds like an interesting project. What was your budget for art?
Client: Budget? I’m not paying you at first, but once we get going and money starts coming I’ll make sure you get paid.
Me: Well I can’t work for free, I’m currently working on some art commissions for other people and since they are paying me they take top priority. Have you considered raising some funds, or doing a Kickstarter?
Client: YOU’RE REALLY ASKING ME FOR MONEY? I’ll have you know that as a freelance writer I’ve gone by months without any pay, so why should YOU get paid if I don’t get paid?
Me: Well you’re clearly doing freelance wrong if you’re not getting paid.
Client: (blocks me)