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Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« on: 11 Apr 2007, 10:34 »

Apparently he's been plagiarizing almost every webcomic artist ever.

Liz Greenfield posted about this in her LJ and there are a few more links and discussion about it there. Wikipedia also has some stuff on it.

I allways hated that "Boys are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them" crap.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #1 on: 11 Apr 2007, 15:58 »

I'm kind of surprised to see this is the only post about it over here (that or I'm blind... but this appears to be the appropriate location for such a post).

It really makes me sad.

But if you're interested, the whole thing started and is taking off over here (as far as I can tell), at Something Awful: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2416213&perpage=40&pagenumber=1

(sorry for my lackluster link there...)
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #2 on: 11 Apr 2007, 17:21 »

"Kind of" is an understatement.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #3 on: 11 Apr 2007, 20:06 »

I too am shocked this remains the solitary posting on this topicpiece. I've been a huge fan of Kelly since "Living in Greytown". This story is all ablaze across the internet with artist support coming forth from PvP, Penny Arcade, Starslip Crisis, etc.  I wish I could think up a more active way to become involved than just to buy a t-shirt*. It's nice to see the webcomics community attempt to rally forth like this to support on of their kinfolk and whatnot, so COME ON QC!

* - https://www.awfulmart.com/index.php?crn=205&rn=353&action=show_detail
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #4 on: 15 Apr 2007, 09:05 »

Taken from one of the links is another link to a Las Vegas newspaper:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/do/2007/apr/12/566637041.html

It's the only one that seems relatively impartial to this whole fiasco.

Which is unfortunate, because this is a pretty cut and dry problem.  I've been to the David and Goliath store in the Venetian back home (hence why I feel linking a Vegas newspaper article is appropriate) and thought that some of the shirts and art were witty.  Now that I know the guy's a total scam, I'm ashamed to have ever thought that.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #5 on: 15 Apr 2007, 09:51 »

There's nothing witty here. All of his stuff looks like it came directly out of some frat boy's closet.

For example:

 

 


Oh man, oh geez, oh shabotz! Those sure are a laugh riot.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #6 on: 25 Apr 2007, 14:57 »

If you go to penny arcade, they have some of Todd Goldman's 'work' compared to other people's art that he allegedly stole from. They all look fairly similar, so it looks like this isn't just a one time thing.
Can I ask one thing? What's the difference between a homage and outright theft? What makes it OK for Mel Brooks to make Spaceballs, Weird Al to make Eat It, or for VGCat to make their delightful (and far more entertaining) version of 300?
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #7 on: 25 Apr 2007, 22:10 »

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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #8 on: 26 Apr 2007, 15:07 »

Seriously guys, stop being a ?bunch of hater artists?.
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« Reply #9 on: 26 Apr 2007, 16:27 »

wow that has to be the most ridiculous stuff.
how is he not sued already? it's pretty obvious that he stole the stuff.
"oh cool image, haha that's funny. i think i will lets see...make the hair blonde, put an accesorie on it and ummmm...stick an overused non original slogan underneath."
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #10 on: 06 May 2007, 14:02 »

http://www.miketyndall.com/todd_goldman/

that's a pretty definitive list, and as much as i love liz greenfield and stuff sucks, the fish isn't from her (though the theme might be)


there's also an art meme!

http://sirive.livejournal.com/146743.html

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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2007, 19:55 »

Wow. Does he really suck so much that he has to use clipart? This is just wow. What a fucking asshole.
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« Reply #12 on: 08 May 2007, 23:21 »

The fact so much of it is clipart just makes this even more over the top.

I just wonder how he's gotten away with it for so long.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #14 on: 12 May 2007, 16:14 »

That guy ripped off what seems to be hundreds of artists. I wouldn't let him get away with it that easy.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #15 on: 12 May 2007, 19:26 »

I agree.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #16 on: 14 May 2007, 00:49 »

Damnit, Shmorky was one of the higher-profile folks involved in this case, and now there's kind of a precedent set.

The moral is not "pay the original creators," the moral is "DON'T FUCKING STEAL IDEAS." And now that's going to get lost.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #17 on: 15 May 2007, 10:44 »

This is really pissing me off.

I'm not good at internet hype, but have webcomic and art fans or anyone who is sane actually stop caring about this? They're just going to let it slide?

What the fuck?
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #18 on: 17 Jun 2007, 08:11 »

Someone should totally post this to You thought we wouldn't notice; http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/. Why the f*** do guys like this make it so far while all the rest of us struggle to make a living with our original artwork. God hates us, that's why  :-P People like this are the reason i refuse to post my work on Deviantart or anywhere similar.
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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #19 on: 17 Jun 2007, 18:17 »

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Re: Todd Goldman is kind of an asshole
« Reply #20 on: 17 Jun 2007, 18:47 »

Well spotted, how the hell did i miss that? It's a great site anyway, worth a glance.
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