Friday, June 4, 2010
You thought we wouldn't notice . . .
The internet is a wild and wonderful thing, but as everyone knows, it has a dark side. That's why it's good to have friends to watch yer back. Fellow illustrator and PBAA member Maurie J. Manning got the support she needed when she found herself going up against an unethical website that was ripping off her ideas for digital stamp designs. Mo went for help to a wonderful blog that every artist on the internet should know about called You thought we wouldn't notice . . . and pleaded her case. Although the offenders originally went on the attack, the pressure and condemnation directed at them from visitors to the YTWWN blog seems to have convinced them to back down. It's hard enough making a living as a freelance illustrator without people ripping off your art. (Incidentally, Mo is an amazing illustrator, and if you'd like to see more of her art, check it out here.)