I am a huge fan of the Little Chimp Society and have been an avid reader since it’s very early days. So I was shocked to discover this…..
“Last week a British illustrator called Jonathan Edwards informed me that he had come across a book that contained his illustrations along with other illustrators work. He contacted me because the book titled Colorful Illustrations 93°C is also riddled with interviews that he recognized as being the interviews I conducted for the LCS”
Darren Di Lieto
…. on my last visit to the site.
Incredible to think someone would and DID plagiarize a website of it’s contents, interviews and images (apparently there is a CD of files with names matching those on the LCS site) and take it to a publisher, produce, print and sell it.
Darren is a huge supporter of illustration and has spent the last three years compiling, editing and publishing interviews and illustration inspiration online, he has sent out a plea to anyone who could help him remove this book from the shelves and/or with legal issues, see his blog here.
There is also a link to all the pages here. I did have some images on his site some time ago but it doesn’t look like I’ve I’m in there, Darren is now going through the painstaking process of contacting all the illustrators who have been published. The internet is certainly a ‘brave new world’ in terms of copyright and plagiarism.
And of course, whatever you do, don’t buy this book!