Thanks so much for the kind words!
And much solidarity for all the Odera’s out there!
The name doesn’t seem too common and I love how gender neutral it is <33
It’s a good name if I d’usse say myself.
Hello there queerasfuck, I appreciate the kind words and love for my imagery. However your actions have shown me that you in fact do not have much love or respect for the work, creative process, or my agency as qpoc artist.
I just recently saw this message, but before I could even contemplate an answer I saw this: http://queerasfuck.tumblr.com/post/90223042408/heavypettingdisco-ballroom-house-n-honour-of
This is atrocious.
This is rude.
This is the height of disrespect.
This is appropriation.
You are a contemporary colonizer and it is really not cute.
This is ripping my original (©opyrighted) illustration of its original context, because your desire to have it attached to your ~stonewall anniversary mix~ is stronger than your desire to respect an artist and simply wait for a response.
It doesn’t matter that you have credited the image to me. Because you took the liberty to flip the image horizontally and add some pretty gross type on top. So not only have you removed the image of its narrative, but you have in fact changed the visuals+design and taken “artistic liberty” on something you have zero claims or ownership of. I have spent hours simply thinking, okay what color am I going to make this line by the torso, should this dot be red or cyan, what is the proper placement of the text, etc etc. So it takes some serious audacity to crop the image and add your own text.
So no, I do not give you permission to use the image for this mix.
I am an illustrator, I make images for a living.
So unless you want to sign a contract granting One-Time Rights and hand over $444, then I suggest you delete this image and think more carefully before shitting all over someone’s artwork.
And now a word from one half of FEM4FEM, chungsun:
Tell queerasdumbfuck that it was rude to just go ahead and use it anyway and that a lack of response does not mean consent. There’s enough appropriation of queer POC culture that taking somebody’s artwork and repurposing it without permission is unacceptable. The fact that its from within the queer culture is more offensive.
This all comes from a place of ~love and respect~ though