Thank you very much for your responses. (And hello, Sharii, another fellow Thai.) Bike and Sharii's info opened my eyes. I almost wetted myself when I was contacted at first, but it's paid to do a bg check. What you've said so far are consistent with what I've learned from asking around.
Thanks Unimportant for warning me on how a good contract should look like. MRJ, I did ask about the compensation too.
Here's the contract he offered me. Names are editted out, but the rest is punctuated as is. :
August 5, 2010Sincerely,
This communication shall serve as a contract between *my name here* (collectively “Artist”) as independent contractor, and *** Productions
for Artist to exclusively provide pin-up (collectively the “Work”) for “Fame:
Justin Bieber” to be used as a pin-up and possible trading card published by
Artist will receive 2 complimentary books for the usage of the “Justin
*my name here* is a non-exclusive employee of Bluewater Productions for
“FAME: Justin Bieber” and this is a work for hire agreement. The artist
claims no right to copyright or characters. Under a copyright ownership of
***. Artist makes no claims to copyright or title now or in the future.
Artist owns the artwork and *** is just licensing it from them.
If you agree with the above please sign and return a copy of this