If you want to be friends with me you don’t have to be “Hi, um, can, ya know, we be friends?”
It is 1000000000000000000000% percent ok if you just go into my inbox can go. “Man, I am so fucking pissed off at fucking Larry.” And I’ll most likely respond with, “Oh shit! What did Larry do now?”
Worst. Day. Ever. Also TMI in the read more. You have been warned.
Okay, so hopefully this will be the final update. :)
Since yesterday evening, I have had private email communication with Mr. Queen. He’s personally apologized to me, and I’ve accepted it. He is also withdrawing the DMCA takedown complaints against this blog.
As of this post’s writing, Tumblr…
I’m glad to see this situation has ended positively and fairly :) Good on Randy Queen.
This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph.
Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.
If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.
And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.
People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.
Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.
I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.
And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.
This is a repost from my personal blog:
Okay, so I didn’t originally plan to make a blog post about what’s been happening, but given how much media attention this has gotten, I feel like I should make a post just to clarify what’s going on, and the timeline of events thus far.
So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images). I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here). Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.
I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work. And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).
Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).
To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)
If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.
(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way. I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)
Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post. This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.
So I am reblogging this again because the last reblog I did was taken down by Tumblr after Randy Queen complained.
Also he’s recently decided to take ‘further action’ against the owner of Escher Girls.
"Considering the passing of Madiba and South Africa celebrating its 20 years as a democracy, it is almost unbelievable to read statements by TimeLive saying that ‘many called her actions distasteful and commented on whether her body was good enough to be shown in public."
So this recently happened in my country, and I just have to say that I’m disgusted that the topic became about her body before it became about why she did it, or whether she needed help.
Also, HER BODY IS GORGEOUS! WTF?
I also personally find the second image to be quite haunting and beautiful. I miss the presence of Madiba in this country. This woman could just be expressing her yearning in the most expressive and honest way she can.
It makes me sad that this has been turned into “a woman’s body should look the way we want it to otherwise she can’t get naked” instead of a “what is she trying to tell us by doing this? What is she trying to express? Does she need help?”
Pisses me off.
Who are you
Whats your favorite color
Favorite ice cream flavor
Do you have a cat
Random fact about you
reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM
Why hello there! I’m so glad you like my art, thank you! I actually have a sketch of Archie and Atlanta that I never neatened up. Here you go :)
The gif is perfect.
OH MY GOD YES. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MORE PERFECT MOMENT FOR THAT GIF.
"They better dnt bring that pathetic idea to Johannesburg"
EXCUSE ME? South Africa was one of the FIRST countries to allow same sex marriages. I hate it when I know people like this are living in the same city I am -_-