So no one’s heard back from the chiropractic center that paid someone to use my old url to get them a better Google ranking.  I did, however, write them a note on their contact form on the site.  It goes a little something like this:

i’m delighted to see whimville.com alive again but a little disappointed i wasn’t warned that my artwork would be used ahead of time.  because of this, unless you are willing to pay me for the usage of my name and original artwork, i ask that you kindly remove my images.  thank you.

I probably could have written it better, but I have a few other people who have written them as well.  If you’re so inclined and have the time please do so as well, but be polite.  Ultimately I can’t be angry about this.  I let the URL go a while back and didn’t renew it.  I am upset about having my images used, even though I’m given full credit, without my consent in this way.  It’s a very grey area.  Joey Manley spells  it out WAY better than I can here.

Gary Tyrrell at FLEEN has picked up the story and so did Comixtalk as of this writing.  I appreciate all the great discussion going on over at the Magic Inkwell Livejournal feed as well as over on my Facebook.  Thanks for all the support, opinions, encouragement, advice and e-love everyone!  I don’t know where this is all going, really, but it’ll be interesting to find out.

As a slightly ironic side note, remember that Nite Owl Watchmen tie-in coffee I was saying I kinda wanted to try?  Well, they’re getting sued by Chock Full O’ Nuts, whose label design they stole, apparently.

Crazy world we’re living in, folks.  CRAAAAAAAAAAZZYYYY!