Say it ain’t so, Norman Reedus. Last week convention company Wizard World fired their Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Shamus, and they filed suit against him. The suit alleges that Shamus used his position to obtain more than $1 million worth of signed memorabilia and collectibles from Wizard World guests which he then sold. A sweet set-up for some extra cash, if true.
California is known for having some pretty difficult laws where freelancers are concerned – and LA has even more, but here’s a new one that may make the simple, joyous transaction of getting your graphic novel signed very difficult. As explained by Eureka Books a new law aimed at shutting down autograph mills has put […]
As you know, we’re a little obsessed with secretive Marvel chairman Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter here, probably because he is so darned secretive. And for a while we’ve been reporting on the crazy lawsuit involving Ike’s Florida neighbor, Harold Peerenboom, who lives in the same super swanky West Palm Beach FL condo development. The details of […]
A suspect has been arrested in San Diego’s recent series of murders of homeless men. Jon David Guerrero, 39, was taken into custody after police assembled a “significant amount of evidence” against him, according to the chief of police. Guerroro was himself the resident of a homeless shelter and had battled mental illness for some […]
Seattleish has a thorough report on a class-action lawsuit filed by volunteers, known as “minions” for the 2014 and 2015 Emerald City Comic Cons. Minions worked various duties in exchange for access to the convention, an action that many joyfully accepted. However the use of unpaid labor to keep massive conventions running (ECCC drew over […]
Just yesterday it was reported that a Japanese court had found artist Rokudenashiko’s vagina figurines to be considered art and not obscenity, but less stressed in the headlines was that the court also found her guilty of “distributing digital data of indecent material” and hit her with a fine. It’s that last case that is […]
We’ve been telling you about the legal woes of Japanese artist Rokudenashiko for a while now. She was convicted of obscenity for selling prints of a 3D scan of her intimate area but had not been sentenced. Now, just a few days before her appearance at TCAF, she’s been fined ¥400,000 by a Tokyo Court, about US$3717.
In a world where cartoonists and other artists are often on the front line of social change, they unfortunately also sometimes pay a price with harassment, jail time or worse. Even so, the case of Iranian artist Atena Farghadani is still one of the most outrageous. Last year she was sentenced to 12 years in […]
The other day I ran a story about a guy named Jonathon Wall who is being charged with a felony in Utah for trying to use his Federal ID to get into what was claimed to be a “$10,000 VIP room” at the Salt Lake City Comic Con.
Something about that didn’t set right with me.
Wow, this story has it all. Unattainable glamour, a desperate scheme, legal drama. And a mystery I can’t answer.