yanimator wrote:Hi, I am Kevin Yan, I am a freelance illustrator, and am also known as yanimator online and at anime conventions I frequent. A friend of mine directed me to this design today. It copies a very popular print I have designed and sold at anime conventions for the past 1.5 year.
Here is a link from my personal webpage:
Ramy and Seki have been known to rip off artists' concepts, including my own at anime cons. So I feel this should be brought to the attention of the community. Thanks.
Um, I normally stay out of this kind of thing. I'm not a RamyB "supporter", and actually don't own a single shirt of his. I rarely do vote in the derby's and usually it's only for a handful of designs I would actually purchase, which usually doesn't include one of RamyB's (sorry dude).
That being said, this is the biggest load of horse manure I've ever read. As someone who sees you constantly at conventions, raking in RIDICULOUS numbers of sales off of numerous other people's trademarked and copyrighted characters, you really have no leg to stand on here. This joke isn't new. It was around almost as soon as Ocarina of Time came out, which was back in 1998. Since I didn't see you at the conventions back then, it's safe to say you hadn't done this image then.
I've watched RamyB on the con circuit, ever since I heard about his "dishonesty" here on Woot. I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen a single instance of any of the sheisty behavior that people like to lay on the guy. He doesn't sell his shirts from Woot. Hell, he doesn't even sell PRINTS of his shirt designs. He has ONE table at conventions, not multiple ones. He does not sell Seki's art, and she does not sell his, so allegations of their collusion are bogus. You and your girlfriend DO, so lay off the "moral high ground" BS.
People need to use their eyes eyes instead listening to hearsay. You may dislike the fact that RamyB prints a fair amount, even though you feel he doesn't "deserve" it, but personal attacks like this are garbage and are needlessly destructive. In this case, your claim is completely unfounded.
You are a phenomenal artist, but pulling this kind of stuff just makes you look childish. RamyB's design is almost nothing like yours, except that they both use the same joke, which NEITHER of you "invented". Rely on your talents as an artist and keep the pot-shots out of it.