Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Plagarism of Greg Land

I was online searching for some reviews of Uncanny X-men #500, which featured art by Greg Land and Terry Dodson. As is the nature of the internet, one link led to another and I soon landed up at this blog post over at JimSmash.

Now, I wasn't ever particularly a big fan of Land's photorealistic art, as it was quite obvious at times he was just tracing or photosahopping images. So I tended to ignore his work. However, looking through the insane nuber of swipes and traces that Land has done (and most of it from magazine images and other copyrighted material), I'm more than a little horrified that he continuously gets work. It's not even like he's highly consistent in his referencing, as seen in this hilarious blog, comparing his Sue Storm renderings.

Marvel had also, way back in October '06, come out with an Original Artwork Policy, which lead to a discussion on the CBR forums, attacking Greg Land's work and his ethics. There were a few morons supporting Land, blind to the overwhelming evidence ponting to the contrary. Geek that I am anyway, I read all 34 pages of it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Let's put a smile on that face...

Yup, i had a tryst with awesomeness today.

You can see me wear my Batman/Joker t-shirt. Coolness!

On the way back, i was attacked.