For a while now I've been planning a graphic novel; I have a pretty good idea for one, and have most of the story outlined. However before I commit to anything or start putting out offers for an artist I wanted to get an idea of the standard rate per page. Ideally I'd be looking to commision a studio to do it for me as I want to do this properly and in my experience studios tend to be a whole lot more reliable and less likely to have the whole deal fall through halfway through. The style I'd be looking for is semi-realistic, black and white pages maybe with some basic toning.
Anyway, any help or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.