Art thieves (again)

dragon-aria:

mikikoponczeck:

Hi,

I am currently trying to find a way to contact two thieves, both who have touched up my art and either slapped on their own watermark, or used it in advertising. Sadly, I don’t speak ukrainian or vietnamese, so I can’t find a way to contact these two thieves:

Ukrainian thief
Vietnamese thief

Neither have asked me beforehand and all I need is an adress so I can send them a cease and desist. Any help would be appreciated!

Also, since I can’t read either language (google translate is not too helpful) I can’t tell how severe these cases are. for private use, I USUALLY allow it when it’s linked back respectfully. It’s just rude not to ask, and even worse to slap your own name on it.

thanks,
Mikiko

I’m Vietnamese, and very sorry about the art thieving. What they said in their captions was about the benefits of Tae kwon do (as in the martial art), so basically your art was used as an illustration for the topic.

I’m sure this happened because of the ignorance in copyright laws (except for artists, most Vietnamese people don’t even have the concept of copyright in their minds). 

I’ll try to contact them about this. 

Hey, thanks for letting me know! I feel in this case, all I would ask for, is for them to use MY url and a link back. The fact that they put their own on top is inacceptable. 
I too believe Martial arts is a great thing for many, so the image can stay, as long as I am credited properly. Usually I am not too strict as long as the images are not tampered with (and it’s non-commercial use), but I would always want to be asked first.

Thanks again for helping me out! I really appreciate it. ♥

((Will delete this post later once this is resolved. Tumblr is a bit difficult for messaging, sorry!))

Art thieves (again)

Hi,

I am currently trying to find a way to contact two thieves, both who have touched up my art and either slapped on their own watermark, or used it in advertising. Sadly, I don’t speak ukrainian or vietnamese, so I can’t find a way to contact these two thieves:

Ukrainian thief
Vietnamese thief

Neither have asked me beforehand and all I need is an adress so I can send them a cease and desist. Any help would be appreciated!

Also, since I can’t read either language (google translate is not too helpful) I can’t tell how severe these cases are. for private use, I USUALLY allow it when it’s linked back respectfully. It’s just rude not to ask, and even worse to slap your own name on it.

thanks,
Mikiko

crash-n-burn-comic:

NEWS - Bitte lesen/Please read- (English below) 

Hallo meine Lieben! Wie ihr durch meine letzten posts gesehen habt bin ich nun zurück von der Connichi und habe vieles und schönes erlebt. :) Hier ein kleines Update, da ich viele ähnliche Fragen über das Wochenende beantwortet habe.

Crash ‘n’ Burn 2: 
Band 2 wurde auf der Connichi innerhalb des ersten Tages fast komplett ausverkauft! (Ihr seid awesome! *__*) Im Laufe dieser Woche wird er in euren Buchläden vorhanden sein, aber es empfiehlt sich, ihn zu bestellen oder reservieren, da wie bei Band 1 er sehr wahrscheinlich schnell ausverkauft sein wird! 

Crash ‘n’ Burn 3: 
Ob Band 3 zustande kommt, kommt ganz auf die Nachfrage an! Wenn ihr einen dritten Band wollte, schreibt einfach Tokyopop eine Mail. ;) Ich selber hätte noch ein paar kleine Storys zu Kimi, Scott und natürlich Kyle & Tyler.

Englische Version: 
Wenn ihr an einer englischen Version interessiert seid (das ist mehr für internationale Fans), schreibt Yen Press einfach eine Mail mit der Bitte, es auf english rauszubringen! yenpress[at]hbgusa.com

Nochmal ganz lieben Dank an alle, die mich besucht haben! Es war eine tolle Zeit, und ich hoffe wir sehen uns bald wieder. ;) 

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Hi everyone! as you saw in my last few posts, I am back from the con! :) Here’s a little update as I have been replying to many repeated questions.

Crash ‘n’ Burn 2: 
Volume 2 was nearly sold out completely within the first day of the con! (You guys are awesome! *__* ) This week it will finally come into bookstores, but I recommend ordering it or reserving a copy, since we had the same problem with volume 1…! that way you are guaranteed to get your copy. :’3

Crash ‘n’ Burn 3: 
Whether or not Crash ‘n’Burn will get a third volume, is entirely up to readers to decide… Best idea is to write Tokyopop (germany)  an e-mail asking for more! I personally still have a few stories up my sleeve…

English Version: 
If you are interested in an english version, please e-mail Yen Press and urge them to publish it in the USA and UK! yenpress[at]hbgusa.com

Thanks again for all who came by and made my con experience super fun once again!  ;) see you soon~ 

Back from the con! Here’s my haul: 

Manga:
Hockey Homo 1 & 2 (Nana Yaa Kyere♥), Struwwelpeter & Infamous Justice Strikers (David Füleki♥), Stupid Story 1-3 (Anna Hollmann♥), Drei Blütezeiten ( Fumiko Fumi), Remains (pearsfears♥), Martillos Mysterious Books (Luisa Velontrova♥), Solanin 2 (Inio Asano), Kamo (Ban Zarbo♥), Cope Soul (Gin Zarbo♥)

♥ = lovely german artists that I met/am friends with! ;3

Art & other:
(Left to right:) Kyle & Tyler by Boa, Original manga page from Urotsukidoji artist Toshio Maeda, Tyler & Kyle by Zombiezeemo

(Bottom:) Fanart I got from Dillan Cameron, loads of business cards, Ed and Al from FMA, and a BEHELIT pendant from berserk (Limited edition! ….which I placed on its head. OTL)

Bonus: Emi chilling by a stack of comics.

First two Patreon rewards have been sent out. :3 Thanks for being awesome!

Finished commission. 16 more to go! @ _ @;; 
Tyler & Client’s OC.

Picarto.tv - Mikiko's Channel (offline)

Streaming now~! <3

Thanks for watching! :3

Hey everyone!

For all those who didn’t know, you can read all my Mini Comics as well as all Crash ‘n’ Burn previews for free on Tapastic.com
I’ve been invited to their support program recently, so now you can support me with as little as $1 a month, and gain lots of goodies in return. Feel free to check it out! (especially if you don’t like Patreon

As always, my comics will stay free to read online and that will never change! 

Thanks for considering being a supporter~ :3
Mikiko 

working on a little something again. c:

Quick 30 minute sketches I did in my private stream for my Patrons. :3 More info here.  

Birthday gift for a friend. ;3 

So I’m a mummy now… ’ H ’ Meet 4 month old Emi (white/girl) and Batu (black/boy) They’re siblings. :>

Chibi commission again. :3 For Weirdsketch on DA.

Results from the patreon livestream last night! I have drawn a few more, but those are locked for patrons only on my campaign site. C:

(http://www.patreon.com/Mikiko)

Patreon Livestream [Offline]

Read the rules on my DA journal and join me for a few hours. ;3  ♥ 

[edit] I will definitely do this again! Thanks for all those who came!