I’m glad I’m bad at everything so I never have to worry about anyone plagiarizing my work. Sadly, this is not the case for Nina Matsumoto. Whoever is in charge of “designing” Halloween merchandise for Hot Topic is apparently a big fan of Nina’s.
Above is a temporary tattoo that’s on sale at Hot Topic. Here’s some art by Ms. Matsumoto:
The tattoo was spotted by a guy who had the original art tattooed on his leg. Here’s what the artist had to say about the incident:
As I’ve said countless times before, I don’t consider reposting my artwork somewhere else to be art theft… When someone takes my art without permission and makes any sort of profit from it, that’s when something should be done.
Yikes. Sounds like a job for your friendly neighborhood lawyer.
Space Coyote [DeviantArt] (Thanks, Brandon!)