1. that god awful deal is insanely good
2. never offer promotion as payment
3. one of you guys should make your own flyers, stay away from photoshop, stay away from other people's posters/artwork, and make friends with a copy machine. even if they suck, they'll suck in your own way or you might find out that you can make something interesting.
Someone here said they would take the job and I trust them so it's all good. Still, thanks for the tips and I probably will do my own art still. Live and learn...
Find a mopey, black-clad art student at one of your shows. Let them hang out and smoke your drugs and drink your beer. Ask them to do some flyers for you and eventually a 7" or CD cover. That sort of symbiosis has sustained many a band and art student until both reached a level where they get paid what they're worth. You play heavy rock, surely someone in your circle can draw a skull or two. Good luck.
At least you offered at least a little cash RawMojo, I'll give you that. But if one of your band mates is unemployed, tell them to grab some old magazines and newspapers and start cutting and pasting letters and words together and pick up an old notebook and start drawing. Gotta start somewhere and it sounds like they could use the time productively for their one paying gig. Just a thought. DIY.
(I just edited your post and took it out for you.)
Better yet, REPORT the spam so that Mods get a notification and we can kill the spamzerz fztrz. Use that lil exclamtion point in the triangle at the bottom of every post. I love slaying spammers.
i like fun.
Quit being such a Nazi dick, Allison!