My work will be slightly less involved than this
It's tough finding good help, as they say. Luckily, I am surrounded by people far more talented than myself. Even more luckily, many of them don't realize exactly how talented they are, so they are easily exploited for their labor.
Just kidding. It's not that easy to exploit them.
The Complete Characters series (#5 to be issued this week, and probably #6 as well) has been a hit, as far as I can tell. It's been so well received that I have decided to employ actual artists with ninja character-sketching action to illustrate them for me. This won't be immediate, but will be phased in starting in a few weeks as they become available, as they are all currently tied up with other projects. Eventually all new NPCs will be illustrated, and I'll have those already written properly illustrated as well. I'm getting some real professionals to contribute to this, so be sure to check back regularly.
If you are an artist that likes money, or if you know some sort of capitalist illustrator, drop me a line at email@example.com and we'll chat.