Occasionally I’ll come across a new site that has no practical use (for me), but I loiter for one reason or another and just have fun with it. Irvine, California based Mojizu is that kind of site. It is an interactive community for artists and doodlers to showcase and discuss contemporary “character designs” that they’ve created. An individual character is called a “Moji”
Artists upload character images, which are displayed immediately. The community can view the designs, comment and rate them, and generally provide feedback. There is also a fun “Moji War” area where two characters are pitted against eachother to see which one is more popular. The winner moves on to further rounds, with cash prizes available to the ultimate winners.
Merchandise is also available through the MojiShop. Proceeds are split with the artist.