milotic2 (milotic2) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Butch Hartman accused of plagiarizing fan art for commission



Butch Hartman, creator of fairly odd parents and Danny phantom, showed on his Twitter his latest commission for $200, Mikasa from anime, attack on Titan.

However it was soon revealed that butch heavily took from Japanese artist, オットン、 who drew fan art of the character in a similar posing, earlier. Opening discussion on wether if Hartman traced or not the picture and the limits of referencing, if copying fan art is plagiarizing, since Hartman gained profit from it but the intellectual property does not actually belong to the Japanese artist either, and overall the ethics in art circles, especially from a consolidated figure in the industry versus less known artists.



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Tags: animation, anime / manga, art / artist, theft
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