Comics revolve around collaborative creativity. The writer and penciler work together to tell a story. Often, an inker, colorist, and letterer join the team to divide the work and share in the rewards. A few creators do everything on their own, but most comics need good interaction among the team members to finish a quality project.
Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School published a piece a while back about the importance of having a positive, professional demeanor. Because the industry is relatively small and information travels fast, a negative reputation can cripple an otherwise promising career. As the saying goes "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
This kind of advice applies to almost any job or social situation. The small, team based world of comics simply magnifies the impact.
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