On Nokia's Mosh: An artist deals hand-drawn pix

A British artist gets a global audience by drawing wallpaper for mobile phones on Nokia's Mosh network.

Nokia’s George Linardos was in the other day talking about Mosh, the company’s mobile social network. It now gets about 1 million page views per day, with people hanging around for an average of 11 minutes. We asked him what people use Mosh for. His answer: Stuff you’d never expect, some of it strange.

Example? Derrick Welsh, a British artist, offered to draw custom wallpaper for handset screens. He has been inundated with requests. He became the #1 ranked user on the site. And now that he has a global brand, he’s opening a Web page to sell these images.

I e-mailed Welsh, and he promptly asked me to send an image idea. So I told him about how Heather and her husband, Matt, were recently seen rescuing a fallen duckling near Notre Dame, in Paris. Within an hour or so, here’s what I received from Welsh:

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