So the kiddo came home from school the other day and informed me that he and his friends started a business. It’s an art venture where they draw stuff, and you buy it from them. I’m a little fuzzy on what the other second graders in the company are doing for the good of the cause as far as creating drawings or profit sharing, but I do know my kiddo is drawing and hawking his wares to anyone he can -- me, my wife, his grandparents... you get the idea.
He has a back catalog of already drawn images – mostly Bakugan characters – to choose from ranging from ten to twenty cents each, and he does commissions (price negotiable). I requested a head shot of Galactus, and the boy over-delivered! What I ended up with was a full body action shot of the world devourer crying out as he battles the Green Lantern! It's a simple pencil and single-color marker sketch that set me back a quarter, but it was the best 25 cents I’ve spent in a long time.