In yet ANOTHER case of stealing, artist Vera Brosgol noted via Twitter that Hot Topic had totally ripped off her T-shirt design. Brosgol’s drawing had been created for Erika Moen’s birthday. As Valerie D’Orazio pointed out, this is sadly common. But by the end of the day, Hot Topic had pulled the T-shirt (below). Depressingly, it is sure to happen again and again.
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.