Finished reading Durarara and starting on the anime next. I kinda like it so far.
Certy is my fav.
Remember when my fanart of Panty and Stocking got stolen by Otaku USA and I was never credited for it?
No I guess you wouldn’t. Because I NEVER GOT THE CREDIT.
Way back in 2011 I was told by a watcher on DeviantArt that they had seen my art in a magazine. I was really confused as I never remember authorizing any of my art being used. I ended up finding the issue of Otaku USA where they used my art of Panty and Stocking (which I had drawn before the show even aired) in their February of 2011 issue. I was incredibly surprised that anyone would mistake my FANART for OFFICIAL ART. Needless to say I tried to get in contact with the editors at the magazine as this was a HUGE oversight.
I only ever received ONE email from someone. I don’t remember who I spoke to because (unfortunately) the email account I used to contact them was hacked a while back and never got back into the account. But I can tell you what was said to me. When I contacted someone on the team I told them how it was my art and how I wanted credit for it. I asked nicely. I told them if they credited me there would be no hard feelings. I got a response back saying that one of their designers must have TAKEN THE IMAGE FROM GOOGLE AND USED IT.
First of all…you’re letting your designers RIP IMAGES FROM GOOGLE WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE? Now, I have an associates degree in Graphic Design and one of the HUGE rules was that we never EVER rip images from Google because that shit will come back to bite us in the ass and we could get potentially sued. If you Google Panty and Stocking you WILL actually see my fanart if you scroll down a bit. But what made me laugh even harder was that what ever dumb ass used this didn’t even take my signature out. Yeah, way to show that this was stolen. (I don’t think you tried at all.)
So they told me OK we will credit you in the next issue. I was okay with that. Next issue comes out. I go to the bookstore to MAKE SURE the credit was there. I spent half an hour looking for a credit and didn’t see a thing. Now maybe I looked over it because, let’s face it, I can stare at the fridge for ten minutes and not see the Ketchup that’s right in front of my face. But after this I went right home and emailed them again…and then again…and one more time. I NEVER RECEIVED AN ANSWER FROM ANYONE. They completely ignored me.
I guess they thought that because I was just some kid they could sweep me under the rug because I didn’t have the money to take legal action. And they were right. This issue was never resolved and my art went published in a magazine without any credit to me what so ever and it still bothers me to this day. I guess I’m just a little hurt because I always thought my art was never good enough. I’ve never been a popular artist and I’m still not that well known but for that one moment I could have had some recognition for MY art. MY ART that was apparently good enough to be mistaken for official art. It would have made me happy and it would have made me feel confident. Instead I feel cheated and used.
Maybe I feel like if I write this someone will get mad. Someone will raise hell about it and maybe this time…SOMEONE will care. Who knows. I just felt like ranting. Take from this information what you will but know this…your art is NEVER safe. Not from shitty tracers, not from popular artists, and not from big business.
So much respect. And sadness. He’s trying so hard to stay strong.
No, no, this is horrible. You see, the flag will go to the husband or wife of the deceased soldier as next of kin. This flag is going to the son.
Both of his parents are gone.
Free webcomic is free and also pretty cool, so you should check it out 8D Going for a weekly-or-more-frequent release cycle, so stay tuned!
Everyone on my Tumblr dash, PLEASE watch this. Especially if you are a creative artist:
Adobe is going to scrap their hard copies (disks) for their software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash), and have you pay a subscription for the latest software called the Adobe Creative Cloud. $50 per month. Could you really afford such an expense in the long run?
This is really disturbing. Please hear what he has to say, it really is a serious situation for working artists. Pass this along so others may know about the Adobe Creative Cloud and how horrible it is.
Yep… Just went to see how much Flash costs. You know, to just buy the program? Guess what? After spending a while looking, it appears that you CAN’T anymore. You have to pay an outrageous subscription fee. I hate adobe. Is there a petition going around to stop this nonsense? Because I want to sign it.
Thanks! I know a lot of artists and people who like art follow me. You guys should go sign that.
Today I just signed the petition in the voice against the Adobe Creative Cloud. For those who are not familiar with what the new Creative Cloud can do to you as an artist, I really suggest you watch this video.
For those who have seen, reblogged, faved, here’s the link (as shown in the previous reblog) to sign the petition. Anything can happen, Adobe really needs to know that many artists are not supportive of them controlling not just the software..but the content worked on the Cloud.
Signed! Boosting the signal, I prefer to be able to buy my software.
they should make a book of nothing but pictures like this called ‘men in business suits making out aggressively.’
i would subscribe.
SORRY NOT SORRY
I WOULD ALSO SUBSCRIBE LOL
I would even pay s+h.
I scrolled by too fast and thought that was Chris Pine oops
Finally watched Star Trek Into Darkness.
Now I need all the Bones gifs…
Look! There was a fan fiction article in today’s Washington Express (a free daily I newspaper put out by the Washington Post in Washington DC)
Article credit, Beth Marlowe (Express)
Art credit, Patrick Leger (For Express)