This seems to be a rip-off of a scene from the show Gravity Falls:
It is supposed to be a reference to Gravity Falls.
A parody or homage and a rip-off aren’t the same things. As simic said, his work references the other thing but isn’t a direct copy.
(Please note: I don’t work for Woot, I just volunteer to help out here on the forums. And I’m sure as heck not a lawyer. This is just my own little interpretation.)
No, I’m not a lawyer. A sure as heck not a lawyer. I don’t even play one on TV.
Copy art, change hat, stretch proportions slightly, submit to woot, profit.
That was the goal.
If it makes you feel any worse, Woot gives out $1000 to 100% traced stuff.
Hey guys, I think we’ve covered the artwork enough. It was intended to be a parody but it’s no copied artwork by any means. No different than doing a take on Star Wars, Star Trek, etc.
Ok. Have a great day.
Just wanted to let potential purchasers know that they are buying what is basically a trace. Some people are fine with that, some people aren’t.
Simic is one of our tried and true artists. It may be a likeness but I guarantee, it’s not a trace.
I just want everyone to know that I will be drawing 20 more of these but with different hats and occasions.
I’ll vote for them.