I fellow artist blogger recently commented on a post from my now defunct blog (The Pencil Pushing Area) that an Indian Google+ user by the name of Srikara Srinidhi is swiping an old sketch I did of Wolverine way back 2009. I feel weird all of a sudden. A little violated. Now I know how some real comic book artist feel about there works being swiped up and auctioned on ebay or somewhere as other than their own. It’s something to blog about, at least. I don’t know what the purpose said guy was or was he just like inking over the sketch I did for practice, for impressing a girl or just for kicks. One things for sure, he did not even mentioned me the slightest bit and that grinds my gear even though I myself I’m not much of a piece of work, I am not Jim Lee or Oliver Coipel who deserves to be aped at, hell, I rarely even sketch nowadays for I am focusing all my comic book energy (yeah, right) in writing some story pieces for our own little indie comics here in Cebu. In all decency he should have at least posted the link back to my original sketch post (which is this one, if anyone’s interested) or mentioned my name and my blog as source in his Google+ post (which is here, if anyone’s interested). Give credit to where it is due or something like that. Thank to Kalegiro, who happens to be have an awesome webcomics up entitled A New Life for the heads up and informing me about it.
Anyways, enough of that. Just want to air out or fart out or something. I do hope he comes to his senses though. Its not cool, its not bad-ass.
Update: I have browsed thru the swiper guy’s Google+ page and it seems he swipes from a lot of artist and a lot of users have already pointed out to him to please give credit to the original artists he swiped upon but he has a thick skull, I guess. I think he just likes to ink over other’s art without acknowledging the original, WTF.
In other news, I know I haven’t blogged that much (hey, we no I have not blog squat really) lately and no new sketches or something. Like always, I have been busy with my day job and all and that’s whats keeping food on the table so rightly so but comics and art never left my mind. Well, the 3rd Cebu Comics Convention is still on and were still months away and I feel I am still on the safe side with regards to the deadline we have to put out for the con. My best bud and partner in crime the Zerulean Druid and I have already discussed, over drinking spree of course, a twelve pager for a flipside comics we plan on releasing this coming C3 and I already emailed to him the first 6 pages of it and now I’m waiting on his thumbs and character references before we really start work on the pages. I’m excited as hell. Imagine a cross between Hellblazer, Jonah Hex and Trese, that’s what we are cooking up. Nuff said.