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Category >> miscellany

Steal This Book.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 17 Apr 2008 3:18 PM

In the history of plagiarism, this pretty much takes the cake of egregiousness. An art book that lifted all of its contents off the internet and includes it on a CD (original internet file names intact, no less). That fact coupled with the title "Colorful Illustrations" makes this appear to be a clip art book, with the impression that all the art is copyright free, which it isn't. It's made by hard-working artists who didn't even know about the book.

tmpe.jpgIt is a Hong Kong publisher and if you've ever made art, you may be in the book.

I first learned of it from artist Mike Egan whose work was lifted (although appears to have at least (and curiously) been credited in the book). A lot of interviews in the book were lifted from the Little Chimp Society and they have more info on the book HERE.

...Of course, all of this raises every question you can possibly have about the relevance of copyright in the digital era of a global society but in any case: PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

And then there were none...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 14 Apr 2008 8:28 PM
R.I.P. to Ollie Johnston, and with him, Disney's Nine Old Men.
Ebay Excursions: Pulp Art
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 12 Apr 2008 6:33 PM

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Original pulp cover art from 70s-80s Latin America/Mexico.

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Dash Shaw Lessons in Fatherhood.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 11 Apr 2008 11:46 AM

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Dash Shaw was kind enough to send this link over to me when he learned of my (and Eric's) impending fatherhood.

The entire story here.

768 halfassed heroes on the half shell.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 11 Apr 2008 10:31 AM

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The most official looking costume was, of course, the manga version of the Turtles.  ...or is that the new "Fast Forward" version? Whatever.

I love you so much it hurts, Ebay.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 10 Apr 2008 9:07 PM

WON!

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Not won.

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The one that hooked me
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 9 Apr 2008 8:56 AM
EW.com has a neat new feature up, polling artists such as Gilbert HernandezChris Ware, and Allison Bechdel on the first comic book that hooked them to the medium.
Variousness...
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 8 Apr 2008 9:27 AM

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Jeet Heer has a short look at the Underappreciated and Essential Francoise Mouly, primarily her influence as an editor from Raw to the New Yorker which is about the most badass resume a person could ever hope for.

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Just learned that there's an art gallery operating in my neighborhood of Ballard here in Seattle. The Wonderful Union has a show of locals Don and Ryan Clark's work opening on Saturday, the 12th.

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Or maybe you'd prefer Chicago's Steak Mtn. show. Apparently Threadless now has a gallery...

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The record breaking Ninja Turtles event. What else were you doing Thursday?

Flickr Fun
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 2 Apr 2008 12:08 PM

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TONTO KIDD archives some great old illustrators on his Flickr page. He's Italian so a lot of the work is foreign (and new to me). Unfortunately he doesn't have any sets organized so you just have to flip through and see what you find. 

The average-joe quality of these Spidey images kills me...

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UPDATE: Tonto-Kidd (Enrico) tells me that he had a Flickr account with over 1,500 images archived before something happened and it was lost. So this is probably a good page to bookmark for more great stuff in the future.

Convergences
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 1 Apr 2008 12:59 PM

Two great Baltimore tastes that taste great together: One of my favorite bookstores (Atomic Books), and one of my favorite TV shows (The Wire).

How does McNulty find time to read in between police work, boozing, and whoring? See more cool pics at the Atomic Books Flickr page, including a Bunny Colvin cameo for you fellow Wire-lovers.