Paint It, Fun! UG Is Looking For Talents

UG is planning to introduce a brand new "Friday Fun Pic" guitar humor section to the site and hereby announces a fresh recruitment.

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UG is planning to introduce a brand new "Friday Fun Pic" guitar humor section to the site and hereby announces a fresh recruitment.

This time we're seeking for artists and those who can draw pics and comics real well. Please send your guitar-related works' samples (originals only! art stolen from the web will be rejected) right here: submit [at] ultimate-guitar [dot] com (don't forget to put in some personal info as well).

Best authors will be contacted for further full-time cooperation details and terms of contribution.

Whether you're a natural-born artist or an enthusiastic beginner, you can easily participate. The only thing that really matters is the quality if your art can make thousands of people smile, you're definitely in.

Reward is obvious: much respect from our users, initial fame and popularity within UG community, which is more than money can ever buy. Interested enough? - show us your ability to amuse now!

Follow our headlines for further info and keep up the good work!

Yours truly, UG Team

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    DeadlyKombat
    I'll have to see if my landlord will accept "Initial fame and popularity within UG community" as rent first.
    Biggilton
    shreddymcshred wrote: Maybe they will pay you in 6 months free access to tab pro
    Free tab pro for life, and a mountain dew here and there. Maybe a couple packs of guitar strings, then sign me up!
    a drummer
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I'm trying out for this. Watch out.
    dude, your already famous enough on here haha
    i_am_metalhead
    So basically, "Spend all of your free time drawing awesome stuff for us and we won't compensate you in any way, shape, or form." Get lost, UG.
    perko1
    Reward is obvious: much respect from our users, initial fame and popularity within UG community, which is more than money can ever buy.
    haha no its not
    PaulyVengeance
    Lol @ all the people bitching at 'lack of payment'. It's a bit of fun, it's for the site, and no-one is forcing you to enter. If you don't like the terms, don't enter. Pretty simple if you ask me. OT though: I'm in. I've got a few hours free time today, so I'll get the Wacom fired up and draw till my eyes fall out of my head.
    Ian Paul Gint
    First, no one said it was rewardless! Second, we've got a dozen letters so far - is that it? Just think about it - your pics will be featured on main page every Friday - a chance for millions of UGers to spot them. Third - yes, guitar-related humour, not like they do it in American Pie, minors are also among our users, so please mind that too! Thanks to everyone for repsonding!
    nnb
    Seriously, from what I understand this is going to be a weekly thing? How many of know you can come up with stuff on a weekly basis? Applaude the initiative, but unless you get some talented and dedicated I don't see if going far.
    Artorius wrote: Please people don't apply for this. UG do, without any question, have the money to pay a graphic designer or artist to do their comics for them. By taking this job without any pay or compensation you are helping them devaluating the work of professionals who put in a lot of effort trying to make a living out of their artwork. UG, i like the idea - but you guys need to pay for this stuff. This only makes you look cheap and unprofessional, especially if you claim to have millions of visitors.
    Counter point, what about those who want to get into graphic design and could use this as motivation to work on their portfolio and CV, as well as an "achievement" on their resume?
    Maestro1600
    Ian Paul Gint wrote: First, no one said it was rewardless! Second, we've got a dozen letters so far - is that it? Just think about it - your pics will be featured on main page every Friday - a chance for millions of UGers to spot them. Third - yes, guitar-related humour, not like they do it in American Pie, minors are also among our users, so please mind that too! Thanks to everyone for repsonding!
    Minors are among the users? Didn't seem like the mods were too worried about that in the comments after the Rihanna article the other week...
    ChucklesMginty
    Ian Paul Gint wrote: minors are also among our users, so please mind that too!
    Oh damn, my comic is totally excluded then. And not just because it took 5 minutes and was done in Paint with a laptop trackpad.
    Maestro1600
    A couple of weeks ago we were all asked for suggestions for improving UG. If memory serves, nearly all the suggestions were along the lines of 'better standard of journalism' (as in, less misleading titles, less copy and paste articles, etc.) And so, the first of the 'improvements' - Ropey fan art! Hey, why not ask us for the poor poetry we wrote when we 16 as well? Onwards and upwards(!)
    King Donkey
    Artorius wrote: Please people don't apply for this. UG do, without any question, have the money to pay a graphic designer or artist to do their comics for them. By taking this job without any pay or compensation you are helping them devaluating the work of professionals who put in a lot of effort trying to make a living out of their artwork. UG, i like the idea - but you guys need to pay for this stuff. This only makes you look cheap and unprofessional, especially if you claim to have millions of visitors.
    That is hardly how I see it. UG is just giving a cool way for a community member to express themselves. As a 15 year old who is hardly an art professional, I entered anyway. I really like this site and would be happy to become more involved with it.
    GlacierMan
    Mwahaha, those hours spent drawing Flying V's instead of studying shall not go to waste
    gunsn'roses123
    i am sooo trying this!! i dont really draw comics. i draw moe realistic stuff. wel it will come out pretty good hopefully
    Artorius
    Please people don't apply for this. UG do, without any question, have the money to pay a graphic designer or artist to do their comics for them. By taking this job without any pay or compensation you are helping them devaluating the work of professionals who put in a lot of effort trying to make a living out of their artwork. UG, i like the idea - but you guys need to pay for this stuff. This only makes you look cheap and unprofessional, especially if you claim to have millions of visitors.
    Downfault
    Mark Dally wrote: Why do the UG writes jobs offer payment but artist jobs don't??
    Well you have to take into account that they are probably just testing this out because no one really knows how well this whole thing will go. I'm sure if its a hit and your art gets popular then you will see some compensation come your way. But if anything its good publicity and experience for you portfolio.
    Cazman
    Job requirement: be prepared to have your work used for the new "UG Friday Fun App" without being notified and then maybe get credit a couple months later.
    PaulyVengeance
    Artorius wrotelease people don't apply for this. UG do, without any question, have the money to pay a graphic designer or artist to do their comics for them.
    This may be true, but it also completely takes away any aspect of 'community'.
    Artorius By taking this job without any pay or compensation you are helping them devaluating the work of professionals who put in a lot of effort trying to make a living out of their artwork.
    Yeah, but these so-called 'professionals' should be able to make a living on their own merit, and with their own artistic skills.
    Artorius UG, i like the idea - but you guys need to pay for this stuff. This only makes you look cheap and unprofessional, especially if you claim to have millions of visitors.
    Just had a quick look at the member stats: Current members: 1,487,911. New members this week: 5,426. Take into account that as well as nearly 1.5 million users, the site also attracts a large number of visitors and guests.
    alerion02
    ok.lets do this thing.hehehe.watch out guys.im going to try my best to win it.hehehehe
    moparhead
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I'm trying out for this. Watch out.
    watch out,we got badass out there