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Title: STOP RIPPING OFF MY ART
URL: www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…
Submitted: 2009-04-07 7:42:09 pm

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They deleted the stolen side by side comparison (it's still on my blog) the thing is I OWN THE COPYRIGHT!!!!! IT WAS STOLEN FROM ME!!!

I am deleting all my artwork here. they no longer will let you just delete your account, you have to remove them all one by one. I'm hoping they will delete it from the nasty note I sent them, but who knows, so it's all going.

Brett
We will no longer be posting art to DeviantArt, due to their 'official' boneheaded call on a recent art theft. Please visit our blog demonpuppy.blogspot.com/ to see any new art.

~Jess
Brett will be doing a new four issue mini-series with author L. A. Banks, featuring her Vampire Huntress, Damali. This is a new, original story you can only get in the mini-series. Art by Brett and Andrew Dalhouse. The first issue will ship sometime this summer.

Jess

demonpuppy.blogspot.com/
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  • Eating: cheerios
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From this point forward all new Anthros will appear on the blog:

demonpuppy.blogspot.com/

That is all
  • Listening to: Marvin Gay
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: Shut the F#@% UP!
  • Eating: cheerios
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I've been getting a bunch of spams on my main page. It's some sort of strange virus. I've unhidden the spams, if you see your account change your password and clear your cache and cookies! Thanks to:
  :iconchared:
~chareD

For the info!

Best,

Brett
  • Listening to: Ugh, Staying alive...
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  • Watching: Chuck!
  • Playing: Shut the F#@% UP!
  • Eating: cheerios
  • Drinking: Tea
Just started shipping today:

www.amazon.com/Dean-Koontzs-Fr…

So if you happen to have some extra cash and are a Dean Koontz fan pick it up!

Sales mode off.

Brett
  • Listening to: Ugh, Staying alive...
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: Chuck!
  • Playing: Shut the F#@% UP!
  • Eating: cheerios
  • Drinking: Tea
.. Wow, I wasn't really expecting all the comments on the last Journal, basically I just wanted the negative Nancy's to think twice before posting to any ones DA account and hopefully walk away. Constructive critiques are fine if ASKED for. I'm not looking for kudos or anything, I like the idea of an artist community, were young and old, good and not so good, painters and photographers gather together and just talk. I like answering questions and talking to others who have similar interests, this is my Facebook or Myspace;)

So, to move on, I'd like to thank everyone for their support, it was really unexpected and greatly appreciated!:)

Now I'll be posting some pages for a dead proposal in a bit, this is NOT, I repeat NOT, the new project, but it was something I was hoping to get a chance to work on as I'm a huge fan, unfortunately these things don't always work out but hey, at least we tried:)

Bestest!

Brett
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  • Watching: Chuck!
  • Playing: Shut the F#@% UP!
  • Eating: cheerios
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So recently a few comments were made about the artwork here. I rebuttled (is that even a word?) that I must have wasted the last 16 years doing pro work, to which they responded that I did. They then went on to comment:

"also, what if i were stan lee posting under a secret account to crit people? just... what if "

I don't really care who you are, or might be. Stan Lee, Jim Lee, Mark Silvestri, Jack Kirby ect. I don't care if you like the artwork. I didn't draw it for them, I drew most of it for myself and then the rest for my 25 fans:) I've already worked for Marvel, I drew FF and the X-men... and Stan Lee isn't even in charge over there anymore... idiot.

I cruise DA looking at art. I rarely comment on any of it. If I don't like it I simply move on. Art is subjective and what you might like others might not. So what's the point of basically commenting that something basically 'sucks'? Seems like a waste of time unless your trying to get a rise out of me, sometimes it's fun to play along but this week I'm tired to I simply blocked them;)

On a different note, I will hopefully be posting artwork for my next project this weekend. It's supposed to be announced at the NY con so keep a look out:) I have posted some teasers on the blog;)

Best,

Brett
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  • Watching: house
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I recently recieved this note from:tyrannozilla12.deviantart.com/


'ok, i have a site along with some other dino-fans, islasorna.darkbb.com/forum.htm the only problem is that the site isnt getting enough members and we're gonna have to shut it down unless we get some new members, it is dedicated to dinosaurs and appropriate for everyone, it is also free to join, i was wondering if you could maybe, i don't know, spread the word, please. thanks in advance
-Spinozilla12

P.S. i love your work, by far the best dinosaurs ever.'

So if you're up to it check it out. Post something, you know, do online stuff;)

Best dinosaurs ever!

Brett
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  • Eating: pie things
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So Monday is the 'official' start date for my next project. I can't say what it is until the press release (I don't know when that will come out) so if you see the sketches I'm posting and think you know what it is, keep it to yourself or send me a note, I may tell you if you have indeed figured out  secret in private;)

I will say this, it's based on an existing line of novels, the author is writing a new story for this project, using the existing characters. Vampires are featured prominently in the series.

Best,

Brett
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  • Watching: Chuck!
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  • Eating: pie things
  • Drinking: Tea
Sooo, I finished up Frank 5 a bit ago. So what am I doing next? Well, it's a bit up in the air as of right now, but not to worry, it should be hammered out in the next few days. The problem is if it's this one project it will be a bit before I can talk about it, or who I'll be working with. If that falls apart I will most likely stay on Frank (I'll still be doing some art for it, not just covers, so Frank fans no need to fret!)

Chuck season 2 starts tonight on NBC. I love this show so if you like action/adventure/comedy, check it out!

Does anyone have the Middleman on DVD? I know I can get it off itunes, but I don't have the bandwidth to download it. I'll be happy too trade some art for it!

Best,

Brett
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I just wanted to say thank you for all your input. I have forwarded the whole journal to DB, we'll look into it. A few of you have mentioned some projects I've very interested in. So we'll just have to see how everything plays out:) I'll keep you informed when I have news:)

Best,

Brett

Oh, the last episode/season finale of the Middleman is on tonight on ABC Family at 8 eastern. Give it a watch, it's quite good:) If enough people watch maybe it will get a second season:)
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So we're looking for some new books to adapt at DB. What books would you like me to work on in the future? I know what I would like to do but we can't always get the license's. So if you know of any books that I might like or be good on sing out!

Best,

Brett

Edit: I'm specifically looking for novels to turn into comics/Graphic novels.
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Just a reminder t everyone, if you feel the need to color some of my stuff I don't really care... unless it's the Anthro/Animal people/Werethings, for legal reasons I don't want someone to accuse me of 'stealing' their colors scheme on my own creations.

The rest of the stuff is OK.

On another note, Jurassic Fight Club starts tonight one the History Channel. And the new season of Eureka also starts tonight.

Best,

Brett
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: Eureka/Jurassic Fight Club
  • Playing: Who made that noise
  • Eating: Tuna
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DA took down the stolen art. All is well:)

Best,

Brett
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  • Watching: Eureka/Psych/Burn Notice
  • Playing: Who made that noise
  • Eating: Chocolate Cremes
  • Drinking: Tea
...

I wasn't going to post this but have decided I'm really ticked about it. I no longer have the image on the hard drive because Jess is no longer working on Guilty Pleasures but some of you will recognize this image:

kiratamora.deviantart.com/art/…

So if anyone has it please send me an email or drop me a note so I can send it to DA if they don't comply.

This wasn't even copied it's my original pencils!!!!!! They fact that they claim they drew it just hit my buttons and then they are selling it as a print! I could get Laurel involved but I'll see what they say first. They are 18 or at least say they are so they should know better.

Please don't say anything until I get a response. If they decide to deny it's mine you can let loose.

GaaaaHHH!

Update: I did contact DA and am now awaiting a reply.

Best,

Brett
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Will be in stores tomorrow. There is also a 5 page preview up on Newsarama:

forum.newsarama.com/showthread…

Lets see how many compare the art to Leifield, or at least tell me how bad it is. I'm already at 2!

Best,

Brett
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It always seem to happen when I put one up, even an old one. I start getting requests too do them.

Nothing against anyone, but I am no longer doing them. I did a lot of the old ones for some extra cash. Some were sort of fun, others were a pain in the butt. Any new ones posted are me just finishing off my last few.

Maybe this will help. If I did decide to do one, the price for a single character would now be $300. That's just for a character, no background or anything. If you want more it would cost more. Now maybe the notes will stop a bit;)

As for requests. Unless I specifically ask for them (I haven't yet) I won't do them. Please remember that I might not like the same things that you do and since most of the stuff on here is just for my enjoyment, why would I want to draw something I don't like? i do that all the time at my job. I don't really enjoy drawing comics like I used to. The adaptions are a bit different, I'd rather be doing my own stuff, but I have to eat. Adaptions from book I like would seem like a great things but since I don't own it something always seems to creep in and screw it up. Frank has been good so far, I've been asked to keep drawing it after the first 5. I'mnot sure yet, I really liked the second book so I might stick around, all the cool stuff happens at the end;)

My ultimate goal is to do illustrated novels or books similar to the Dinotopia stuff. I've done comics for over 15 years, I will have to either move on or retire eventually.

Best,

Brett
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So the trip will be put off for at least 3 weeks. I'll let you know more when I get more info.

For everyone who keeps telling me I'm wrong about this orphan bill thing and keeps sending me livespace links that just cover existing copyright laws (ah I could get no info on this person I'm supposed to be listening to.) go here for the actual law info:

www.copyright.gov/


I'm actually done talking about this since I'm in no mood to look crap up right now.

Best,

Brett
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Well I just found out about this today. There is something called the Orphan Works bill going through congress right now and guess what they are planning on screwing us poor artist again. Go here for all the info:

hwww.illustratorspartnership.or…

If you're too lazy to read let me sum up. Basically if someone wants to use your work and can't easily find you (they decide how easy) they can use it without paying you or penalties. Also if you do try to sue them you can only get the licensing fee, no court costs out of them. It basically sucks to be us. Go here for more:

judiciary.senate.gov/testimony…

I'm getting ready to move to Mexico.

Best,

Brett
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