Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to. I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.
The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.
If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!
Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.
We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.
Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.
Another week, another bout of new Top Gear withdrawal symptoms.
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DID I JUST RELATE TO A FLOPPY DISK AND AN SD CARD
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BRUCE TIMM ON HIS RETURN TO BATMAN WITH ‘STRANGE DAYS’
By Andy Khouri
Bruce Timm: Oh, I’m never going to be done with Batman. No, basically what happened was it all came about as a fluke. I was at the premeire of The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 at the Paley Center. One of the reporters there asked me, of all the different versions of Batman that I’ve worked on, through all the DVDs and the series and stuff, which one was my favorite. I said of course it’s the original, Batman: The Animated Series, because that’s the closest to my own personal vision of Batman. Then I got to thinking, well, you know, even B:TAS was not 100% exactly what I would do with Batman if I was boss of the world and didn’t have to take into account economics or TV executives. If I was the boss of the world, how exactly would I do Batman and some of the things they tried to incorporate into B:TAS but had to change a little for various reasons.
Also in this interview: who will voice the new Batman short?
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‘BATMAN ’66′ WRITER JEFF PARKER AND ARTIST COLLEEN COOVER: THE COMICSALLIANCE INTERVIEW, PART ONE
By Chris Sims
ComicsAlliance: I feel like, in a lot of ways, that’s a more mature idea of how those characters work. It gets to this metaphorical level of what they represent and this idea that Batman represents society, and if society can fail, why wouldn’t you become a criminal?
Jeff Parker: I’m very big on the idea that Joker needs to be purely chaotic. Yeah, maybe sometimes he’s a mass murderer, but sometimes he can just go and do some silly prank that’s almost harmless, because that’s the way his insane mind works. It all depends on what amuses him at the time; he’s not always going to come in and just be an enormous threat. They kind of got into that in the ’50s and ’60s, probably just because different people were approaching it and they figured that’s how the Joker was.
I don’t know if Lorenzo Semple ever stated this anywhere, but looking at it across the board, one thing I observed was that everyone on the show is obsessive. They’re all obsessed. Batman’s obsessed with order and improving the world. It’s not enough to just beat the criminals, he wants them to become good guys. He wants them to be rehabilitated. Robin’s obsessed with Batman, but he’s also obsessed mainly with heroes. He loves the idea of crimefighting, and you get the sense that he hopes one day to be Batman, but at the same time, it’s a conflict where he never wants Batman to go away. All the villains are obsessed, Riddler’s obsessed with Riddles, Penguin’s obsessed with umbrellas…
Colleen Coover: Tuxedos, right? He’s obsessed with tuxedos.