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    @Ryan S Thomason- I like it, reminds me of Moebius' abstract comics.

    @dorkmuffin- Love the playlist and the drawing. Don't know too many people who listen to Andrew Bird, but he is one of my favorites.

    @Amalgamated Biscuit- I love that comic! Cool style too. I hope you plan on making more.

    @HEY APATHY!- That looks awesome! Wish I was in Toronto so i could see the whole thing.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2012
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    SPIDEY_PANEL
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    Elfette
    Tried some different backgrounds until I was happy with this one...
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2012
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    Dr. Mrs. The Monarch
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    More an experiment in some of the brushes, but enjoyable - I may put it on a T-Shirt!
    Ray-gun
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2012
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    It's great to find out that people really love the poster that I did that appeared in a scene in the IRON SKY movie...
    IN FACT: some people love this poster SO much that they steal it, alter it, and try to sell it off for $40.00 a pop.
    So, you know, FUCK THEM!
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    The thief is back there right now, claiming the work is a legal parody and/or extension of existing work.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2012 edited
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    Yeah, I saw it. Anyone with legal training able to tell me if she has a leg to stand on?

    Also, in a response sent to my wife (who made an account to call her out on it), she (and I am paraphrasing to avoid any legal problems with sharing something from a private email), she claims it is derivative work because:
    A: she significantly alters and expands on the source work, and also requires a lot of time and skill
    B. Doesn't know if Jane is actually my wife, and may be a faker/internet lurker troll.
    C: never expected anyone to look at it; the example poster is one she did to teach herself better Photoshop skills, and she needed an example service to put on her page.
    D: Nobody has ever purchased this so she hasn't made a penny on any of it.

    Total bullshit, or is there a thread of legal foundation for her to stand on? I'm checking with other people more law-smart than me, but I thought I'd toss this out to the crew for feedback.

    Please hold off on any carpet bombing of her site until I can get some actual legal advice, so that she cannot claim harassment from this end.
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    Photoshopping a new face into somebody else's otherwise un-altered image and claiming all the proceeds for herself?

    NO

    I don't have any legal training, but I've read up on copyright law more than most, and I can tell you none of those four excuses count for shit - if she'd taken a small clipping and used it in a collage, that would be okay, but she's done the complete opposite and is firmly in 'taking the piss' territory. Go to the site admins (if they're any good) and nuke her from orbit.

    ETA: the site's terms include "v.2.h. Observe ethical business practices." Now there's a vague promise to ask... Oh and the director's just added his comment. Polite but firm!
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      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2012 edited
     (10921.10)
    this was a tough one to get online- 30 x 40 inch pen & ink = like 15000 pixels wide and it keeps losing detail when I try to resize it. anyways slightly bigger version if you click this link

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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2012
     (10921.11)
    Yeah, I saw it. Anyone with legal training able to tell me if she has a leg to stand on?

    Also, in a response sent to my wife (who made an account to call her out on it), she (and I am paraphrasing to avoid any legal problems with sharing something from a private email), she claims it is derivative work because:
    A: she significantly alters and expands on the source work, and also requires a lot of time and skill
    B. Doesn't know if Jane is actually my wife, and may be a faker/internet lurker troll.
    C: never expected anyone to look at it; the example poster is one she did to teach herself better Photoshop skills, and she needed an example service to put on her page.
    D: Nobody has ever purchased this so she hasn't made a penny on any of it.

    Total bullshit, or is there a thread of legal foundation for her to stand on? I'm checking with other people more law-smart than me, but I thought I'd toss this out to the crew for feedback.

    Please hold off on any carpet bombing of her site until I can get some actual legal advice, so that she cannot claim harassment from this end.


    It's over, good wins, thief decides to take it down, not wanting to have a "misunderstanding", blah blah blah. Winning stroke: Director of IRON SKY drops her a comment, tells her I did the poster for HIM, not her to fuck up, and voila! Problem solved. What a fucking waste of time, but thanks to all for advice and support!
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
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    Holy shit Mike @Hey Apathy! That's great. Every face in that crowd is different. (Or I should say, those crowds.)That must have taken a while.

    Paul, glad she took it down. Instead of all her bullshit, she should have done it in the first place, since she was totally wrong on all counts.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
     (10921.13)
    I never see the need to escalate or be the bigger asshole, but I won't let people like that get away with stupid crap like that. I'd do the same for any of you, and that's why I love this place so much.
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2012
     (10921.14)
    Huh. She seems to have treated it as if it was Creative Commons with no restrictions. When confronted, she switches to behaving like it's CC-NC, adding that she didn't mean to sell it - which wouldn't really help, since she was cleary trying to sell it?

    But that's all kinda moot, since there's a reason you need those special license letter salads to enable people to safely use/change/sell your stuff in the first place - plain old C doesn't allow any of it, and always applies if nothing else is specified. Maybe her imaginary version of copyright is some sort of blurry secondhand mashup of fair use and CC?

    Eh, anyway. Wonderful stuff, all!
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    and some more Chrissie cards...









    have a good one, folks!
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    I'm a bit of an interloper as I'm a writer rather than an artist. A couple of days ago I got the ipad app Paper53 and found it is pretty good for doing pinstriping designs. These aren't as symmetrical as I'd like as they're drawn with my finger.



    This is something slightly different.



    Anyway, disappearing back to haunt the writer thread. Have a good one.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2012
     (10921.17)
    First poster of 2013 for the Killamazoo Derby Darlins roller derby team.
    Happy holidays, all!
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2012
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    second spidey of the month?! whaaaaat

    SUPERIOR SPIDEY
    • CommentAuthorreddjam
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2012 edited
     (10921.19)
    Krampus

    Jim Reddington
    http://reddjam.com
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    I had a slightly different method of shading with this one:
    Herrrr-Elf

    I'm pretty happy with the result.