Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yuri's Night

Here's a couple images from Yuri's Night 2008. Had a great time and saw some great artwork and amazing stripteases. Thanks to Jared, Kate and Art Whino for a great evening!


Yuri's Night Snapshot

If you want to see some more photos from the event that night, I believe Jared has some, and Scott Brooks does as well!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Plagiarism is Assy

The popular illustration portal Little Chimp Society and many of the illustrators featured on the site have been ripped off. A Chinese publisher of mysterious origins has produced a several hundred page book of the website's content and is selling it online for $100.

Interviews and artwork were swiped verbatim from the website and while the artists are all credited, none of them were contacted or are being compensated for their artwork. The clincher for me is the fact that the book contains a CD of all the images in the book and they didn't even bother to change the file names from the web!

The rightfully disgruntled Darren Di Lieto has posted about this on his blog and the contents of the book have been posted as well.

legitimate irony:

I've posted to the site and fortunately my artwork wasn't swiped, so either A. I'm not popular enough to include, or B. my low-res images saved my ass.
So if you're a copyright lawyer or know one, I hear LCS is looking for one.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Not "Crafty Mofo"

Mr. Crafty Bastard

from KarenElizabeth's Flickr stream.

I think it's noteworthy that Silver Spring is going to have it's own branch of the Crafty Bastards fair this year. As per Silver Spring, Singular:
Are you the child of an unwed mother and posses mad crochet skills? If so, then Crafty Bastards is a perfect opportunity for you! As I mentioned before, the Washington City Paper's crafts fair is expanding to Silver Spring this summer, and they are now accepting applications for booth space. Better hurry, as the deadline is April 16th. Let's ensure that MoCo is adequately represented at the event instead of allowing carpetbaggin' DC crafties to monopolize the booths.