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I was called out and I always rise to the occasion, Keith Miller. I’m calling out Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Joe Quesada!
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I was also called out by Patrick J. Reilly but didn’t see it until after the video was done.

Jamal Igle Writes and draws! turned 2 today!

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.

I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).

Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).

To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.

(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)

Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

Marketing 101: This is not how you deal with critiques of your work, especially if there is no profit being made by the person you are filing against.
Lenz V. Universal Music: A. Fair Use and 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(v). 

When interpreting a statute, a court must begin “with the language of the statute and ask

whether Congress has spoken on the subject before [it].” Norfolk and Western Ry. Co. v.

American Train Dispatchers Ass’n, 499 U.S. 117, 128 (1991). If “Congress has made its intent

clear, [the court] must give effect to that intent.” Miller v. French, 530 U.S. 327, 336 (2000). Here, the Court concludes that the plain meaning

of “authorized by law” is unambiguous. An activity or behavior “authorized by law” is one permitted by law or not contrary to law. Though Congress did not expressly mention the fair use doctrine in the DMCA, the Copyright Act provides explicitly that “the fair use of a copyrighted

The Supreme Court also has held consistently that fair use is not infringement of a work … is not an infringement of copyright.” 17 U.S.C. § 107. Even if Universal is correct that fair use only excuses infringement, the fact remains that fair use is a lawful use of a copyright.

4 group https://www.eff.org/files/filenode/lenz_v_universal/lenzorder082008.pdf
http://www.wired.com/2008/08/judge-copyright/

In the end , you look like a dick.

Another long overdue commission.
The Legion of Superheroes versus my all time favorite DC villan, Darkseid.

Sketches from SDCC 2014 Sketches from SDCC 2014 Sketches from SDCC 2014 Sketches from SDCC 2014

Sketches from SDCC 2014

SDCC post game report.

So now that I’m home and have had some sleep, I can talk about my SDCC experience.
After I helped Action Lab bring the myriad of boxes to the show, set up my own table and helped out at the Vamplets booth a bit, I walked through the show floor.

And I had a panic attack.

Not a full on, drooling on the floor-curled into the fetal position thing, but an honest to god attack that lasted at least 3 hours.

I questioned everything; why I was there, what was I doing at a convention this size, why do I still work in comics, what am I trying to prove. I couldn’t think straight.
After a while I started to regained my senses but it still shook me to the bone.

SDCC is a beast.

If you’ve never been it’s hard to describe the enormity of it all. The closest comparison I could make is something like Lollapalozza or The World Cup. It’s noise, and lights and people pushing and shoving. It’s 100,00 different agendas all sharing the same space.
I’m there to work. I’m there to promote Action Lab entertainment, but I’m also there to promote Molly Danger to a new audience. In the interim, I have to promote myself as a creator and it’s a difficult thing to try and do all three at the same time. I’m exhausted and I could lie and say that SDCC was awesome, but it wasn’t. there are parts that went well. The ALE panel went really well, as did the Comixology and Kickstarter panels I participated in. I got to catch up with old friends whom I’m going to take the time to visit once everyone has recovered.

Still, I freaked out, and that has never happened to me at a convention before.

New Storm print, Just in time for San Diego. New Storm print, Just in time for San Diego.

New Storm print, Just in time for San Diego.

chrisroberson:

FEMINIST.
There, was that so hard?
chrisroberson:

FEMINIST.
There, was that so hard?
chrisroberson:

FEMINIST.
There, was that so hard?

chrisroberson:

FEMINIST.

There, was that so hard?

Q

Anonymous asked:

Pandering to the people who have supported this industry for years is a sure way for this industry to be dead in a few years.> cont: it's not a since of entitlement. It's knowing for a fact that most of the people who keep your comics alive, the people that continue to buy and collect, the people you're alienating and driving away, are comic book people. You really think that saying you don't care about your core customers is the way to keep us loyal?

A

brevoortformspring:

There’s always one of you guys who’s a sensitive soul and has his feelings hurt when I tell him that he’s not the be-all and end-all of my world.

You make a pretty extreme leap from “Pandering to the people who have supported this industry for years is a sure way for this industry to be dead in a few years ” to “we don’t care about our core customers”. It’s as though if every single thing we do isn’t squarely aimed at you, you’re like a jealousy suitor or something—you go bananas.

Just look at our output. Clearly in excess of 90%, 95% of what we do is aimed at you. But pandering is the point where it all goes over the edge. And also—and let’s be frank about this, you and me, because we’ve both been here a long time—you’ve seen younger days. You’re not going to be around much longer, not in a long-terms sense. You’re going to die.

What we need is a steady influx of new younger readers to continue to come after us when we’re disintegrating in the ground.

And let me ask you: is the guy who started reading the books a year ago, or six months ago, or two weeks ago not a “comic book person”? Were YOU not after that period of time?

If you’ve got $3.99 in your hand, then you’re equal in my eyes.

ninjakato:

ruaniamh:

kaymonstar:

I keep laughing.

HERE COMES THE AIRPLANE

"EAT THE FUCKING BISCUIT MEATBAG!!!"

ninjakato:

ruaniamh:

kaymonstar:

I keep laughing.

HERE COMES THE AIRPLANE

"EAT THE FUCKING BISCUIT MEATBAG!!!"

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