That's 1/3 of an 8 hour day, times 22 pages...... or 58 hours a month. .... vs. 50 - 400 hours to critique an entire book. ^ First, to be blunt, I have flat out said before that it's not appropriate to ask this much work of another writer without pay or returning the favor in-kind. It is not appropriate to expect somebody to do the work of an editor pro-bono. Still, a comic that comes out monthly means that you're asking somebody to do 58 hours per month. People do not expect you to do 58 hours of work per month on somebody else's book. If a book takes a year to write, and you're critiquing is ongoing throughout the process, then divide by twelve and it's more like 4 to 33 hours of work per month. But again, if you're the writer, and the other person is a critiquer, that relationship is easy. They give you feedback, and if you don't like it you can shrug your head and ignore it. But if you're the writer, and the other person is an artist, what happens if you don't like some of the artwork? So it's actually, 58 hours plus friction. Some teams work well together and handle that friction without a problem. But it adds immensely to the risks involved here. But then you have to compare that to how much work went into writing 100k words, versus how much goes into planning a 22 page comic, and consider how the artist is going to feel about that comparison.