HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR JESS FINK, Data giving you a cake! Because we’re always like STAR TREK :V :V :V On the twitters <3
She’s also an a great dance partner - TORE IT UP at the TCAFter party! wooo!
THIS ANTHOLOGY IS GOING TO BE THE BEST <3 <3
Here is the first page of my story for the Smut Peddler comics anthology.
(Bigger version here: Smut Peddler page one)
It’s a 20 page story about Rita and Josephine, two run away buskers who lightly scam Morris, a very nervous young fellow and have some dirty adventures at a sexy party. It’s set in the 1920’s, which are so crazy and rad and I’ve always wanted to set a story there!
It feels strange to have finished this big story and not be able to share it yet! I will post more preview pages when we really start talking about fundraising and printing the book. It is going to be one doosy of a collection with so many talented people involved, I am EXCITED.
I own this book (got it at TCAF) and it’s seriously a GORGEOUS book! If you love you some Victorian porn, get your hands on this glorious comic!
I need some help spreading the word about the Chester 5000 book!
If you’d like to help you could also win a copy of the book! Just reblog this post and leave a reply with your email address so I can contact you. On September 28th I’ll randomly choose a winner!
You can also read all of Chester 5000 XYV online (NSFW, 18+)
The only difference between the online version and the book is that the art in the book has been re-scanned at a higher resolution and re-cleaned. Some of the art has been redone for the sake of consistency and I can assure that it’s a very handsome volume.
Thanks, I love you! :D
Because Jess getting ripped off like this is fucking bullshit! Spread the word.
So on Tuesday I rage spiraled into space for a while when I was told that Todd Goldman was ripping off my designs AGAIN.
I know my designs are simple and play on ideas we all understand but the fact is Goldman offered me a job in 2006. He said he loved my Threadless shirts, that he bought a Lil Soap shirt and wanted me to work for him. I told him I would think about it and we never spoke again. A few months later I get links from people to David and Goliath tees, the company he owns and he is selling rip offs of my designs.
So Threadless got their lawyers involved and sent him a cease and desist and eventually, (probably because he was also being sued by ANOTHER artist at the time: http://tinyurl.com/5ubyu7o ) he took them down. Now he is selling them again, as you can see in the above image.
Then as always, whenever I talk about my shirts being ripped off I get emails telling me about more rip offs. This time an Etsy user, Tyneshia Buie who straight up TRACED the design.
I’ve had my shirts ripped off A LOT, Forever 21, Hot Topic, Wet Seal, and every time it gives me insane stomach ulcers and I have to track down the thieving “designers” and send Cease and Desist messages and contact Threadless and lawyers. It’s called protecting your copyright and it’s AWFUL HARD.
At any rate, this Etsy seller was selling the most blatant straight up TRACE of my art work I have ever seen. I got some help from some nice twitter people and the design was removed from the site, but not the seller. As you can see in the image above she isn’t oblivious or ashamed, she knew what she was doing.
The point is that art theivery is fucking bullshit. No one should buy from this girl again, or Todd Goldman/David and Goliath but they do! I’m sure that Etsy user will continue to steal and D+G has merchandise in every major crap store in the world. Help me spread the word that these people are VILLAINS and not in a cool way.
You can see the LONG LEGACY of art theivery by Todd Goldman/ David and Goliath here:
Threadless rip offs David and Goliath have sold:
Hot Topic rip off and Goldman’s rip off painting of my Lil’ Soap shirt:
The completely unashamed Etsy thief Tyneshia Buie’s store:
My original designs on Threadless:
As for me, I am sending Cease and Desist messages and contacting lawyers and bathing in a see of stomach acid as I rage spiral into space.