Thank you, guys for your responses to my previous post. I’m feeling better about it today for sure. Business as usual, and operating on the hope that I can get responses back on the things I’d like to soon. :)
Well that’s fucking lovely. I just got a notice via email that someone has reported one of my shirts for copyright violation. There are millions of pieces of fan art all over the internet but they picked mine. They picked a shirt that hasn’t sold one single unit, and I can completely understand why it was taken down. Still though, it’s kind of funny because it actually used a slogan *I* had come up with, didn’t quote anything from IASIP directly, and was my own effort to create a little joke slogan to use amongst the fandom. I guess it was FX or something and they didn’t like the fact that my shirt actually had the word “Charlie” and “Day” to refer to someone.
Didn’t use a logo, didn’t use an image. Just a slogan I thought of that would be fun on a shirt for people who like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
Meanwhile, I have yet to hear back from anyone who I’ve sent my portfolio for “real” jobs in my industry, despite going through the appropriate channels and following up. But a representative from a company based out in Hollywood can take the time to find a singular t-shirt design on a site where the artist has not made a profit on said shirt and then I get contacted? Nice. I only wish I could actually contact them directly and pitch some marketing ideas to them if they’re that concerned.
I’m not even going to touch the fact that there are some designs out there that are literally only vector TRACING of the official logos and screencaps from these shows. They make no attempt to even appear to be a parody or a stylized rendition of the property- they are providing THE LOGO of the official property and are making a profit off of that. But my slogan shirt that made $0 has me on their radar? Awesome.
TLDR: One of my major frustrations lately has been people ignoring my applications and not having the common human decency to respond. Then in a one in a million shot I get a notification that a company (prob FX) has me down for copyright violation. Yay, someone noticed meeeeee oh wait they have the capacity to sue my ass instead of give me a job. Shit.
Hermann’s really on-point today. Actually, he’s eerily calm and collected. Could be dangerous, Newt!
Rare is the day that I have time between classes but today was kind of lucky! :)
charlie day shortness appreciation post
:D YES, times a million, YES! (not trying to stir up controversy, but I always thought his “official” height being listed at 5’7” was really, really off. He looks about 5’4”-5’5”… I think the Newton Geiszler write up with the 5’7” height was not based at all on Charlie himself haha!)
Editor’s Day went really well! Now I’m in the middle of finishing penciling six comic pages for a class… But for now, have some Benny goodness.
(Or weirdness, whichever)
1) I got the Benny retractable pen from Toys R Us! It took me two days of calling them and searching, but I got it! I even bought a spare for backup.
2) Uhhh I don’t know, some really loose doodles of Benny. He’s inside a space station and he ate too much freeze dried ice cream- His poor suit couldn’t take it! The other astronauts laughed at him so he curled up and cried.
In a rare bout of procrastination and being just generally not in a good headspace… I needed a push.
She texted me the following message:
-Newton geiszler - you have a report due at four hundred
-many lives depend on it
-We have a fresh kaiju to get samples from and without your work, we cant do it - don’t fret over it, just get your write up done so the grunts can do their work
-After that, you will have all the samples you could care to play with!
-What was that rabble you said, fortune favors the brave?
-I need time to gather my notes but you… You can do anything.
Jeez, alright alright! I’ll do it, Hermann….
When they reset the clock, the entire Shatterdome erupted. But no one expected that the only passionate kiss that day would be between Doctors Gottlieb and Geiszler on the bridge. Based on the famous V-J Day kiss photograph! :)
So it’s zero hour for me, guys. My plans to draw more fan art keep getting pushed back due to assignments and other happenings, but it’s for the best- I’ve got two appointments this weekend to see editors from Viz Media and Boom Studios, so wish me luck. :) I scribbled this drawing during a break last weekend, and you can still see some of my notes on logging my work sessions there. I want to finish this and color it with a full background, but it’ll have to wait a little bit longer. So for now, please enjoy this sketchy quick WIP!