A Harry Potter Facebook fan page called hpotterfunfacts (please feel free to spread the word about their ethics!) took it upon themselves to rip off my Pokémon Patronus images
and sell them on mugs. I was careless, and uploaded fairly large images with no overlapping watermark to Facebook and DeviantArt. Not high-res enough for say shirts or posters, but big enough to go into the 3 inch print space of a mug just fine. I've re-sized all my images and applied watermarks. I hate obscuring art with watermarks, so I apologise for the ugliness going forward. But there are some nasty Slytherins out there who can't be trusted, so unfortunately precautions are necessary. (#notallslytherins
- no offense, friends in green)
Facebook and TeeChip took the links and store pages down pretty quickly. Good on them. ViralStyle STILL has the store online after multiple emails, so who knows where else it's being advertised, and what stolen sales the douchebag is still getting. Again, speaking to that site's ethics, please warn your friends away.
I have taken this as a hint that I need to get some stuff sold online. I'm looking into a print on demand site called GearBubble, and I have a prototype Pikachu mug on sale now
, but only for the next 12 hours or so. There will be more, and more permanent, in the next couple weeks, after I receive the test one I ordered. Like Perfectly Chaotic Designs
on Facebook for future updates!