DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN VICTORIOUS OR ITS CHARACTERS, DAN SCHNEIDER DOES. NEVERTHELESS, NO STEALING OF ARTWORK.
Greetings, Life form! I'm 18 . I'm currently working on this Cade Comic. If there's anything you want to tell me, don't hesitate :)
-Masked and Nameless-
the latest in the lois-gets-her-art-stolen chronicles: a chilean publisher has decided to take this artwork, drag it through photoshop hell, and use it as a cover for this book, obviously without permission or compensation of any kind. not only is it copyright infringement but making book covers this ugly should be outlawed too.
anyways, i went through this before when i found my art printed on sweaters in south korea. i talked to a few different lawyers at the time, who told me that i needed a lawyer in the actual country that the theft was taking place. sending threatening letters from the netherlands just wasn’t the way to be taken seriously or get things solved. because i never found out who was making those korean sweaters, i decided to give up fighting after they were removed from the korean web-shops - it just wasn’t worth the money i would have to invest in pursuing it.
however, this time around i actually do know who the thief is (Puerto de Escape in Chile) and i intend to go after them. however, i need someone who is familiar with chilean law and ideally could hook me up with a lawyer in chile to help me out and give advice. i could also use advice from anyone familiar with these situations and how they can be resolved. if you guys could spread the word and e-mail me at email@example.com with any information, that would help me SO much! thanks a ton for reading!!
You know the drill by now, guys: the only way for the art community to defend against this is to take a “you deal with all of us” approach. Spread the word and if you have anything you can do, help your fellow artists out!
Teben says it best. I don’t know if I have any Chilean followers, but if I do and you can help Loish, please consider doing so! And of you can’t, well, pass it on.
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Hey, so I totally think your artwork is genius. Had to get that out. But anyway is there a specific website where all of your art/comics are in one place? :D