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Mask making...

millislimmillislim Registered User
edited December 2008 in Artist's Corner
So i made this mask (Ann Archy from RSPD) for PAX08

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and got some great comments from Pax goers including Gabe...so I was thinking...I'm gonna try my hand at making Gabe and Tycho masks but I was wondering...

After making these if someone wanted to buy it would it be against the law since technically Gabe and Tycho don't belong to me? Or would it ok since its a costume and wouldn't be claiming rights over it?

also, since I would be trying to duplicate the drawing style of gabe does it look like i did ok mimicing her from a 2D pic?

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I think you did a good job with that mask.

    As far as making Gabe and Tycho masks and trying to sell them...that's a bad idea. You need to get permission before you try and make a profit off of anyone's artwork. Try emailing them, that's probably the best way to get in touch with them.

  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited December 2008
    well...its not my intention to sell em. I just plan to make them but if i do a really good job and someone offered to buy...thats what i was thinking. Around halloween, when you see the celebrity masks for sale...did they get permission first? I guess thats what i was most concerned about...i have no problems asking for permission but i'm sure those two are bombared with random emails and I think mine would never get read...

    has anyone ever been able to reach them personally on something like this? I would think the only way is via PAX when theyre randomly walking around but that is hardly the place to talk about legal matters and artists' rights

    how would I contact them? I can't find an email address

    [X] Pax tix
    [X] Train tix
    [_] Finish Vivi costume
    [X] Anxiously wait
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Celebrites =/= intellectual property and that's why you can sell them without them suing you (most of the time)

    edit: to be clearer, the guys who write and draw PA are Celebrites (kinda) and the characters in the comic strip itself are intellectual property. You could make and sell masks of the guys without their concent but you would need to talk to/get permission/work out a deal if you wanted to sell masks based on their characters.

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    millislim wrote: »
    well...its not my intention to sell em. I just plan to make them but if i do a really good job and someone offered to buy...thats what i was thinking. Around halloween, when you see the celebrity masks for sale...did they get permission first? I guess thats what i was most concerned about...i have no problems asking for permission but i'm sure those two are bombared with random emails and I think mine would never get read...

    has anyone ever been able to reach them personally on something like this? I would think the only way is via PAX when theyre randomly walking around but that is hardly the place to talk about legal matters and artists' rights

    how would I contact them? I can't find an email address

    If you click their little avatars on the top left of their posts, it gives you their email addresses.

  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited December 2008
    NOW THAT'S HELPFUL!!! Thanks....I talked to my bf about it and he thinks I should make a mask first and then present them with it and see what they think. I think if I give some of the profits to child's play that may help. I would love it if this was the start of some new merch for them. I would rather work with them then go at it alone hoping I'm not asking for a lawsuit.

    [X] Pax tix
    [X] Train tix
    [_] Finish Vivi costume
    [X] Anxiously wait
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