August 8, 2009

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear last time.

In my post on February the 5th of this year titled "That's gonna stop right now" I thought I made it very clear than if you were a company and you wanted to use my blog as an advertising platform you are to contact me directly and ask, rather than spamming my comments posing as a legitimate reader.

I believe I also made it clear that anyone who did spam my blog would see this blog used as a platform to damage them and their enterprise.

The FREE COMICS, MANGA, ANIME ARTWORKS DOWNLOAD blog just fucked up big time.

Not only did they have someone pose as a commenter on my blog, their site has several comics made by personal friends of mine who frankly don't get rich from making their comics, and this site is giving away their copyrighted work for free. Some of these books are self published, so they can't exactly say they're sticking it to the big guys, or that they're only hurting big companies. This site also has a great many comics from Dark Horse that I know they didn't get permission to give away, and I love Dark Horse as a company and have many friends with them.

If that commenter is reading this- you used the name OneShare- I passed along this blog to one of my editor friends at Dark Horse to have her pass it along to their legal department- maybe they'll find it worth their while to slap you with a cease and desist order, you fucking douche nozzle.

I'm a professional fucking cartoonist, asshole- what the FUCK did you THINK I was going to do when you strolled into my blog advertising the fact that you were giving away other cartoonist's work without their permisson? Choke on shit and die like a pig in hell. You'd better hope I'm too busy to remember to contact Marvel, Image, Fantagraphics, DC and many others while I'm at it. You stole from Jason Shiga, motherfucker- for that alone I'd gladly snip off your toes and fingers with a cigar cutter.

I hope I've made my stance on this issue very clear, yes? Anyone else wanna spam me?

There will be a regular comic tools post later today and regular weekly posting will resume thereafter.


Lanz said...

I think this post may be too subtle. You should express yourself more openly.

anKo said...

My friend Craig does some inking on "Fables"...I'll let him know.

laurghita said...

Maybe turn on the blog comments approval procedure, and the comments wont apear until you revise them...

Sckraps said...

I second the motion about comment approval. Also...I agree with Lanz, I don't think I got a fully accurate description of a pig dying in hell while choking on fecal matter.

good to see you back in the swing of blogger-ness. Showed my girlfriend the post about the homemade stay-wet trick, since she told me at work she was "painting" and I came home to some encrusted brushes and dabs of paint piled on a palette. Hehe, no harm done. My tools are of the cheap-o variety. nothing a little turpenoid/conditioner couldn't fix.

Comic Tools said...

Comment approval is appropriate when there's a problem with people posting material so objectionable that ou want to catch it before it's even seen, but in this case I don't really care whether the comment is up for an hour or two before I delete it, because the issue is that they tried to make the comment at all. If a comment like that came in for moderation I'd have written this exact same post anyway. In the meantime I'd prefer my reader's often very useful comments to be available to others as soon as they're made.

Rob Drimmie said...

I am late to the party, but calling out the douchenozzles is something to be done with care. By doing so in the main body of your blog with a direct link to their site, you are doing them more good than harm, especially from the point of view of a search engine.

Every time you link to a site imagine that you are explicitly casting a vote in favour of that site, especially when people search using the words in the text of the email link. It is a simplification of how search engine (especially Google's) algorithms actually work, but a productive one.

Comic Tools said...

Hmm, I had not thought of this, as I am slightly more tech savvy than my mother. Thanks for pointing it out, I won't make the same mistake again, and I'll go back and edit the old posts when I have time.