Hot Topic Steals Adorable Designs From Webcomic

Update: Meghan and Hot Topic have settled this situation. Fans of the adorable webcomic Kawaii Not were surprised to discover buttons made from comic panels for sale at Hot Topic. The problem? The artist sort of didn’t license the designs to Hot Topic, and they are copyrighted. Artist Meghan Murphy does sell her own buttons…and these aren’t those.


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Check out the original cartoons of the puzzle piece and camera image.

In case you missed them, here’s a greatest hits collection of Hot Topic ripping off independent artists:

Hot Topic Likes Your Art So Much… They’re Selling It!
Hot Topic Steals Yet Another Design And Sells It As Its Own
The Hits Keep Coming: Hot Topic Is Selling Another Eerily Familiar Design

Kawaii Not [Official Site]
Kawaii Not [Facebook]
Stole Your Soul Camera Pin
I Don’t Fit In Puzzle Piece Pin [Hot Topic] (Thanks, Neka!)