Anime-Alley storenvy has been brought to my attention in that they are selling my free! artwork off as charms WITHOUT my permission. This is really appalling, I have been forced to remove my illustration off all sites or edit a large watermark over it to protect my work since I simply cannot trust the community not to pull this sort of crap.
It’s common sense not to steal what does not belong to you. It is not the artists fault for wanting to share their work only to have them ripped off by people without a shred of decency. (Do not blame the shopkeeper for what the thief does).
After a bit of digging by my friend and I we found a lot of their items may also have been stolen from various artists and official artwork. PLEASE check if your artwork has also been stolen or if you can recognize the artists. I can absolutely attest that they stole my work and used without permission, and the fact that some of the items (particularly their free! Free! -Pic-Lil! - Pic-Lil! trading strap) are being sold at super cheap prices when they are very rare and expensive to obtain officially in Japan should alarm you.
Please do not support their thievery and profit of other people’s work and cheap imitation of official merchandize. Their products are also shoddy and poor in quality as seen in the photos.
If you can reblog this post, I would really appreciate this information being spread. Apparently they can be found at conventions and I’m just disappointed to know that they could be selling stolen artwork.
If you can email storenvy with a link to this post, or with any other information you have found to have their storefront taken down permanently that would be great. I do not want them to just simply take down my item and walk away with stealing other people’s work again, then nothing would be solved. Thank you so much.
a side message to artists: this is why i have text and, occasionally, simplistic repeating patterns set to a low opacity over all my designs on storenvy. i’ve dealt with enough companies where the images they used to advertise their work was copyright material to figure that this kind of bs was happening, and Anime-Alley sure the fuck isn’t the only culprit.
consumers: i know sometimes having the artist watermark their prints and charm designs can come off as annoying or paranoid, but please try to understand how frequently this happens! it’s not paranoia; we’re trying to protect works of art that we slaved away at for days!
protect your work from people like this!!
LAUGHS WILDLY as i continue to not care about cleaning up or finishing any of my porn doodles
this was going to be a comic but i got lazy so have this single, glorious panel of… whatever this is lmao
He came in before i left today thankfully!!
totally forgotten how to paint anyway hbd mink _(:>/Z)_
actually not any au this time what’s going on
I love the internet so much right now.
I would like to point out that whoever is wearing the Iwatobi-chan mascot suit
literally does not give a fuck
look at all their faces, he just walked in and sat the fuck down on that guys lap
"please god no"
Who could it possibly be!?
Don’t join gangs kids.