As such I decided to postpone for one month out of respect for the victims. May they rest in peace.
You were probably thinking why I haven't posted anything in a while.
Is because I was to busy and didn't have time for drawing?
Well, not exactly.
Let me tell you a little story.
Back on the 12th of October, 2015 I got a message from Ondrej-Filip asking me wherever I gave permission for a Czech history magazine to publish my drawings.
Since I knew nothing about this I was understandably very curious, so I looked into it and, surprise, surprise, there is indeed a one such magazine which features two of my drawings lifted from DA and presented without any shred of attribution. Quite the contrary, the copyright notice on the first page proudly proclaims that "all published material belongs to Extra Publishing s.r.o"
The magazine in question is called "I. Světová" ("1st World [War]"), the WW1 special edition of the regular "Extra VÁLKA" ("Extra WAR"), published by EXTRA Publishing (Click for full size):
Here's the inside, pages 64 and 65, courtesy of Ondrej-Filip (Click for full size):
As you can see, the two drawings that were
These were originally drawn for the non-fiction book "The Fortified Region Focsani-Namoloasa-Galati" published by the Romanian Military Museum early this year, but I hold the full copyright to them.
And let's be clear here, this is not a "mistake", this is deliberate art theft, since I've sent them quite a few emails on the subject, all of which, so far, remain without response.
So, not to mince words here, the people from the Czech Publishing house "Extra Publishing" who publish the magazine "I. Světová", are, quite simply, thieving bastards and deserve to be sneered at and mocked publicly.
Also, since legal action is prohibitively expensive and really not worth it in this case (according to Czech Law I can hope to get triple my normal fee and that's about it, not even close to covering legal fees, no wonder they decided just stealing stuff is more profitable) so I won't bother.
Instead, I am calling them out publicly and naming them for the thieves they are. Shame on you, I. světová (extra VÁLKA), shame on you!
If you are interested, the people responsible for this magazine can also be found here and on Facebook.