Aaron Colter at Comics Alliance rounds up the latest news of T-shirt makers ripping off artists for ideas without paying them, including the granddaddy of them all, Todd Goldman, whose idea thievery is notorious — his huge David and Goliath novelty company has a long, well-documented track record for necoming “majorly inspired” by other artists’ ideas and then paying a little hush money when caught. We had a whole bunch of posts about Goldman’s past sins up here once, but his lawyer made us take them down. Let’s hope AOL has a few more resources to keep this story up, because he’s a total ______ and a ________ too.
Or as Colter put it:
What we will say is that Todd Goldman’s art, if you can even call it that, is, in our opinion, uninspiring, soulless, and potentially damning to the human condition, and we feel bad for anyone who has wasted their hard-earned money on such talentless crap. Again, just so we’re clear, we did say that. We’re saying that now. And we think you should say something like it as well.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.