I need to say that we worked with Chloe Wintermane before (you can see payment history) so they were a trusted person (as I thought). I have a strict ToS, but even with it there is a human factor.
♦ June 19 2022 - Chloe wrote me about the idea of 5 page comic. It was a huge project including Chloe Wintermane and their friend Jacki Northstar + three YCH slots. There were a lot of art and price discussions, creating sketches
and then in August 8 all YCH preparations were finished and in August 10 I uploaded YCH to my gallery on FA: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/48501288/
♦ August 18 2022 - auction was ended. Everyone paid for their slots, Jacki too but later. Chloe owed me $450.
♦ August 19 2022 - ChloeWintermane said that they "would love to pay a half now and the other part next month", well okay!
♦ September 5 2022 - I wrote them first since I started to worry. Chloe said they lost their job and promised to find a job and pay as soon as possible.
This project is a huge one and included too mane people so I decided to start working on it.
♦ September 17 2022 - I sent Chloe final WIPs with flat colors and didn't receive any answer. But I decided to continue and finish the comic no matter what because I felt responsible for 4 other people.
♦ September 30 2022 - 5 page comic is finished. https://www.furaffinity.net/view/49321560/
The same day Chloe wrote me that they have a new job. What a good news!
♦ November 16 2022 - Chloe sent me $150. Another $300 remains to be paid.
From that time, silence or ignoring, sometimes accompanied by empty promises, began.
I don't think there is any chance that this person will pay for my work.
On April 25 2023, I wrote them a message and a final warning. You can guess that I was not paid anything. You may rightly point out that it was my own fault and should have waited for full payment, but on the other hand 4 other people paid for everything and I was trapped. If I hadn't finished the comic by today, it would be a reputational blow to ME.
It is very painful and disappointing.