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I Think my Kids May be Talented ! How can I help them Monetize!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SweetChuck, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    Lately my 18 YO lad and my 14 YO girl have been scratching out Manga and Anime characters for reasons I can't understand. When I saw some of what my 18 YO was drawing and thinking how could it turn a profit for them. My limited Blackhat head thought Manga Pornos :D My Boy was bemused when I suggested this. I don't know shit about Art but I do know that Manga girls are hot looking . I'm just not not sure where my lads should go with this. They seem to love drawing in their spare time, so I think why can't they make $$ out of it somehow. Obviously I don't want my 14YO girl making Cartoon Pornos, so anyone have any ideas ?

    I took a few pics of some scrap books sitting in the office .

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  2. gloom

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    anime website designer i think, not many people can do this :)

    Good Luck!
     
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    Pretty good anime man! ;)
     
  4. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    What caught my attention is that my lad paid $50 for some online Anime course! I told him he should craft his own and charge $60 ;)
    But the Lad lacks entrepreneurial motivation.
     
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    Pushing your son to draw porn, that made me chuckle :p

    They're nice sketches though, I like gloom's idea, I'm sure there's loads of anime fans who would love something like that.
     
  6. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    The sad part is I was half serious :D

    I didn't push but hey if theirs $$ in it , No one gets hurt.
     
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    Coool drawings! Love 'em!
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

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    Yes, your son gets hurt.

    My stepdaughter is 24 and she has similar talent. She writes stories around the characters, puts them together in a book that is packaged by Office Depot for a couple of dollars and sells them to a guy that owns a space at a local flea market.

    She generally sells 25 - 30 books a week and makes some nice extra money for her hobby.
     
  9. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    For fucks sake dont copy them though, I only took some pics off the scrap books on the office bench. The little shits would try ta bash me if they knew I posted pics of their scribbles :fencing:
     
  10. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    From what I can gather from my Lad, is he wants to write story boards and comics as well . I'm thinking Manga Pornos all the way :p
     
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    Why would you want to limit his clientele to such a small market?

    Broaden the client base and he'll make more money.
     
  12. Sanitarium

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    I see 'death' and 'soul eater' I would be worried about something else. jk ;)

    I wonder why...

    But seriously, if he can draw the faces of people half decent, then around summer time or at any event where there are lots of kids, set up a spot somewhere with a sign 'let me draw you as an Anime character'
    He'd have to be able to do faces good though, can't just draw a mickey mouse head on a body and say hey this is you buddy moneyz plz.

    Or he could do the same thing setting up a spot but offering to teach.

    If you want to see him become more entrepreneurial, it's actually all on you, and stuff like i just mentioned is a good way to help him, you just have to figure out how to do it without forcing him.
     
  13. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    God no ! I don't want to limit my kids to anything, that why I'm looking for ideas . My boy is already a Chef, but I feel he hates it. I would like for him to do something he obviously loves .
     
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  14. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    Thats my 14 year old girls work, thats a worry :confused:
    You wanna see some of the weird shit in these scrap books laying around ! It's a brave new world!!!
     
  15. luiza

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    Here's how to monetize this....

    1. Post an ad in rentacoder or some other outsource site looking for anime drawings.
    2. Wait for all the bids to come in from people doing drawings.
    3. contact the bidders privately and tell them your talented child will work for them as an artist. They can split the fees.
     
  16. Nimrod

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    Fuck yeah! I loved Hellsing as a child! (2nd drawing)


    I know that when I was a kid I'd see manga artists try and sell their drawings for a couple of bucks in Anime Cons (you'd be surprised how many there are). I'm not sure if that's really profitable, but it's the only thing I can think of now.
     
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