@Xenophile... Are we speaking about some 'artists' or 'programmers' ? I know quite a few artists and let me tell you that the payment isn't much better in their industry than in the computer industry. Especially if you're not one of the big-names. Tons of art (comics; cartoons and such) are done in asia today,... And a 'safe-income' project (for three years) can be much better than a unsafe artwork-by-artwork basis... But let us forget about that a moment, it is his first real job in the indstury, so let us talk about passionate when he's working on his third or so... okay?