If you can self publish as a writer or illustrator and make enough to be comfortable, then you don’t need an agent. Why give up control. Thereis an intimate relationship between artist/writer and their clients or supporters. The business end of it has never been easier with Paypal and other internet companies. Power to the artists, you are free to determine your own destination and be an entrepreneur. There is no greater security than to be your own boss. After all, it’s your talent they want – you are in demand baby – now get behind the wheel and drive. Mahalo!