Hats off to 7,000 B.C.

By: The CNM Chronicle Editorial Board

It is so good to hear that local comic artists have an opportunity to thrive here in Albuquerque, with the locally made comic book nonprofit organization 7,000 B.C.

Many artists go through the hoops of getting an art degree, only to become starving artists without much opportunity. New Mexico is full of great artists, and because there are not many companies they can go to for work, there really are no pros­pects to for them to shine.

Many art graduates go from school to minimum wage or intern jobs that want massive amounts of experience, but do not offer any incentives. Local businesses know that there are a large number of unemployed art­ists to take advantage of because there are no real opportunities for art graduates in New Mexico.

It is refreshing and encourag­ing to see that there are organiza­tions such as 7,000 B.C. to help striving and talented comic book artists get a step up and for artists to have a place where their art can be seen and appreciated.

The Chronicle salutes organiza­tions that care about the employees and artists who make their products better and worth reading or seeing.

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