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Submitted by Pozzle 1103d ago | news

Stupidly Low Salary Offered to Street Fighter's Iconic Artist

Akira Yasuda, better known as "Akiman" is about as big as they come among Japanese game designers and illustrators.

Besides designing and planning titles like Forgotten Worlds, Final Fight, and Street Fighter II, he's created some of gaming's most iconic characters and art, such as for, again, Street Fighter II.

For a guy with credits like that, you'd think he'd command a high price for illustrative work. And you'd think that Enterbrain, the publisher of Japan's biggest game magazine Famitsu, would know that.

According to Akiman's blog, Enterbrain offered Akiman ¥8,000 (US$103) for six drawings for a game character. If the drawings took, say, two days, that would mean he'd get fifty dollars a day. If they took four days, then he's get twenty-five bucks a day. And so on. (Akira Yasuda, Final Fight, Forgotten Worlds, Industry, PS3, Street Fighter 2, Wii, Xbox 360)

Septic  +   1103d ago
I'll be honest- I only clicked for the picture

*lowers head in shame*
kingPoS  +   1103d ago
Who wouldn't want to be the middle man ^_^ (raises hand)
gypsygib  +   1103d ago
That is beyond cheap.
stragomccloud  +   1103d ago
That really sucks.
inbetweener  +   1103d ago
I would personally pay him 10 times as much to do my portrait. Then I would light a cigar with a 10,000 yen note.
Brownghost  +   1103d ago
Really I was expecting a gallery at least
Chrono  +   1103d ago
$1,300 for one drawing, that's great business.
inbetweener  +   1103d ago
Yen, dude, not dollars.
LoaMcLoa  +   1103d ago
"My rate is from ¥100,000 ($1,300) for one drawing,"

So it says in the article, which isn't that bad if you ask me.

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