Yea, that can be weird. Clay once emailed me some poster submissions hed gotten from some guy, and one of them was a poster where they had taken my poster art from the PROPAGANDHI poster...actually, not just the art...they had taken the entire layout and removed all the text and added their own venue info. Then, they stripped out my name. And the amazing thing is that they submitted it to GIGPOSTERS...I mean, it was a pretty audacious statement. Clay was like, 'Whats the deal? You wanna email this guy?' I actually called the club and was dodged repeatedly for 2 weeks. After a while, I gave up.
I wasnt really 'mad'...kind of just insulted...I guess.
that's happened to me so many times that i've lost count. the first time was back in about '77 - some guy was showing me his portfolio and he had one of my posters in it. i was naieve, after seeing that is when i started signing my work. helped a little, not much.
i got an email about 2 weeks ago from some guy saying "hello, i was wondering if you could send me a higher quality version of the (whatever image) from your website.......we are using it for posters and the image on you website gets distorted when we blow it up."
not only was he taking my image but he had the balls to ask for a better version!
Are you shitting me Jason? Thats insane. what did you say to the guy? The nerve of some people.
The worst thing thats happened to me (yet) is having bands that pay me for a flyer use the images for shirts and Cd covers and shit. I charge so little for black and white flyers I guess they figure it's a way to get around paying for a proper shirt or logo design. I don't mind so much when it's a small band that I really like.I just wish they would at least ask first. It pisses me off more when its a band I know has the cash.