Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Becca, only if you were real.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    To reuse someone else’s comment, a fool and his money are soon parted.

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    When Jeff shows the check to B.D. his jaw will drop like Wile E. Coyote’s.

  4. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 2 years ago

    …sad to say that this actually happens in real life these days.

  5. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    I guess this settles the sequel question from yesterday. It also settles the question of GBT’s intentions towards Redfern. He’s successful…for now at least.

  6. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 2 years ago

    He does know that the publisher expects the money to be paid back? Either through sales or by him. I’ve known people who’ve gotten jammed up badly because of this.

  7. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t get too excited, Jeff. An unadjusted gross income of approximately $515,000 (plus or minus $10,000 – estimates vary) would put you into the top 1% of income recipients. Yes, a good chunk of change, but after taxes, mansions with a view and the like will eat it up in a hurry. (If you don’t believe me, ask all too many professional athletes and rock stars.) Anyway, Jeff, do you really think you’ll be able to duplicate this income next year and the years following?
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    Oh, yeah . . . of course you will.

  8. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, over 2 years ago

    Doesn’t he still owe the Merc outfit for the $20 mil he handed to the wrong Afghan? Or did that little swim in the River Trff square him.

  9. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    GT must be doing better than I thought.

  10. Adrienne Gormley

    Adrienne Gormley said, over 2 years ago

    Royalties will sneak up on you. First you get that wonderful advance. Next it has to earn out. At 10% of cover for each book sold, that will be tough.

    Let’s say you get an advance of 100,000 (yeah, right, Jeff gets more than that? we’ll use th is for easy figuring). Say your book is hardcover, and retails at 29.95. that means, for each book sold, you get 3.00. But if you have an advance of 100k, you see no money until enough books have sold for your $3 royalty per book pays back the 100k. that’s 33,333 plus books, Jeff. Hope you’re selling that money.

    I’d give another rant about mass market paperback and reserves against returns, but it’d end up tl;dr, and I don’t want to drive everyone nuts lmao.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    “Ahh, look at all the lovely zeroes … "

  12. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Jeff has established he can write books that will be best-sellers. Yesterday’s sequel drafts have impressed Becca enough to advance riches for the next two books. He’s in no trouble.

  13. Phaze58

    Phaze58 said, over 2 years ago

    yea and given that its an ACTUAL book too, someone’s raking in all those zero’s

  14. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 2 years ago

    @Adrienne Gormley

    And that’s for “A-list” authors. For those of us who are (ahem) further down in the publishing food chain, the numbers are smaller. A LOT smaller.

  15. Grumpy-DC

    Grumpy-DC said, over 2 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    " A fool and his money are soon partying."

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