Wednesday, June 03, 2009
So recently I had some art theft done to me. okay so a little backstory on this one. I was thinking about the art thieving going on and I got introspective. I've run across people who ref'd my work and drew their own thing generally using the lines I threw down. And all I ask there is for a link back to the original piece. But the out and out theft of a piece I'm not cool with.
So I thought back to my own days of tracing...I was 7 years old. It was 1986 and Legend of Zelda just came out. I was in love with the artwork in the game booklet and traced the characters from it and transpose it onto lined paper and made a comic out of it. Despite looking very similar to Link, 'my' guy Zin was pinker with white hair and a purple tunic. I giggled thinking back to how I traced back then and somehow it led me back to my old comic where Zin was a rogue hero who was out to save Zelda and in a way competing with link.
well it's 2009 now and Zin won