Whimville dot com update and a coffee break
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!