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kurotaku360 wrote:

This is really insulting, Crunchyroll. :angry:

If you guys want a mascot, fine! Hire an actual PROFESSIONALS to do it for you. Don't be lazy and cheap by calling having amateur drawers create an original character for nothing in return.

I'm going to school to earn my degree in Communication Arts so that I can have a paying career doing advertisment and/or concept art (which may include character design). There are many scholarships and magazine contests that I can enter which the winners or runners up are garented something of material value including notoriety .

Hell, even DeviantArt gives non-professionals not only notoriety but some sort of payment while also making sure than no except the artist
touch the work.

Unless there is contract or an actual prize, I refuse to call this scam you guys are trying to pull off as a contest.


Ponder this: How much money does CR have? What is the primary use of their money?

Do you really want them to spend money on something like this when a consequence of that is having a negative impact on anime opportunities? Unlike CR, DeviantArt is significantly older, appeals to a massively broader audience, and has much better funding.
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I WANT TO ENTER! ^^
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I already put down my main beef that this is basically spec work that results in hours wasted. The lack of returns is further insult to the artists. The proper way should have been to simply call for a submission of portfolio and choose someone from there to do it for a fee.

To those of you saying that having your artwork all over the website is good and provides exposure, may I also add that the exposure you are getting is simply: "I work for free"

www.facebook.com/cds.sg


Man... this is really silly...
Spec work is totally legit... I'm really not sure why you're complaining...

If they don't want to give out compensation... they won't get as many good entries... simple as that...

If you don't want to be a part of it... don't be a part of it...

Seriously, completely blown overboard beyond proportion..... O_o;;;;
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it's too vague .___. do we have to say our username when we submit? or what we used?
and i agree, we should have a new thread to submit the artwork =/
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I will give my best shot!
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I would enter if there were any membership subscriptions prizes for the winners and runner-ups.
Overall this contest is a bit hasty and slim on the details.
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All I'm saying is that if Crunchyroll is calling this a contest, then give the winner some sort of compensation.

I'm not stating that the prize should be cash but something of material value.
Like a free 3 month membership or a coupon or something.
The basic definition of a contest is to compete for a prize.

And since they are asking for something that usually professionals are required for (character designers), it just smells like a scam.
If they use this mascot for merchandising, without some sort of contract, the original artist will receive none of benefits.
Next thing you know, they'll be trying to sue Crunchyroll and a whole bunch of drama ensues.

I'll be damn if Crunchyroll can't afford to pay one simple character designer to create a lousy mascot. I understand that a percentage of Premium Membership goes back to the Japanese animation companies, English translators and so on but I'm quite sure that Crunchyroll employees receive some piece of the pie.

Either get rid of this contest and hire somebody or give the winners some sort of compensation.
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Posted 3/11/12

asgiov wrote:


kckomicer wrote:

I already put down my main beef that this is basically spec work that results in hours wasted. The lack of returns is further insult to the artists. The proper way should have been to simply call for a submission of portfolio and choose someone from there to do it for a fee.

To those of you saying that having your artwork all over the website is good and provides exposure, may I also add that the exposure you are getting is simply: "I work for free"

www.facebook.com/cds.sg


Man... this is really silly...
Spec work is totally legit... I'm really not sure why you're complaining...

If they don't want to give out compensation... they won't get as many good entries... simple as that...

If you don't want to be a part of it... don't be a part of it...

Seriously, completely blown overboard beyond proportion..... O_o;;;;


Legit doesn't make it any ethically right. http://www.no-spec.com/ But anyway, you are right about bits after that. Not much purpose in complaining. Just stating what should be the right method in doing what they are doing now.

Good luck, Crunchyroll in finding the gullible artist~ I hope you get a mascot you truly deserve~
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The prize. Is it free membership all year long as long as the mascot lives?
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Hey there wonderful folks at CR, I came up with this completely original idea that will really draw attention to this site. You guys can preview it for the same price that you get for winning this contest. http://i.imgur.com/1gRDV.png
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Sounded like a good idea because most of the people on cr are ignorant sludge.
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Kleptobot wrote:

Hey there wonderful folks at CR, I came up with this completely original idea that will really draw attention to this site. You guys can preview it for the same price that you get for winning this contest. http://i.imgur.com/1gRDV.png


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ill try!
is there any color scheme your looking for??
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I hate to admit it but I lol'd
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I want to do it... but idk what to draw and they aren't giving me much direction =S
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