Through Twitter, a publication made by a Japanese artist identified with the username (@ 028ton) went viral, pointing out that the design of an original illustration based on Mikasa Ackerman from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) had been plagiarized. . Since English is not his primary language, his message has been corrected for consistency:
«It became known to me that my fan-art has been plagiarized. I went through the posts on Twitter and found many similarities to my work. Also, there is a possibility that money is being made from it, so I am urgently warning about this, ”began his comment thread.
The illustrator pointed out two publications: the first corresponds to him and consists of an original illustration by Mikasa Ackerman published on April 2, 2018. The second corresponds to a commission (a drawing made through a payment) with the same characteristics, pose and other similarities. «Nobody has permission to use my illustrations. If you ever find someone who does, please do not buy their products, "said the illustrator.
The cited publication corresponds to one made by the user identified as (@realhartman), belonging to Butch Hartman, an American animator, cartoonist, producer and director, creator of animated series for Nickelodeon, such as The Magical Godfathers, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy, to name a few. Hartman announced in February 2018 that he had stopped working for Nickelodeon after a 20-year career as an animator.
Finally, on the left is the original illustration made in 2018, and on the right the one made by the renowned animator and published on February 20. Multiple similarities can be detected even with a quick glance.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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