Due to some recent findings online I must stress this:
DO NOT use my drawings for commercial work, DO NOT reproduce, or sell my images without MY CONSENT!
A concerned appreciator of my work contacted me and found a few of my pieces being sold on cell phone cases on multiple online shops that I did not give any permission to do.
If you see any of my work being sold from anywhere than directly from my own shop, please do not support the seller! This goes for any other artists whose work is being stolen, claimed as their own and sold without the approval from the artist. We work far too long and hard and sometimes without sleep just on a single piece we create with our own creativity, passion and emotions for it to be taken so easily with a push of a button and make money off of us. Sharing our art is completely fine. It’s when we get taken advantage of like this is when we must put our foot down. For a person to have no shame in doing this is terrible. Seriously! Why?? Like most people, we want to do what we love for a living and these acts obviously do not support us. It affects us greatly and hinders. I don’t want to hold back, I want to keep creating. I want to keep making things from nothing. I want to keep making people laugh and smile with the things I draw. But carefree actions like this really change and get second guessed when such a bad experience like this happens.
I have already sent a message to the guy selling my work on Etsy and his Wanelo shop, professionally and politely asking him to take down my work from his shop. I have yet to receive any response still. I don’t wish to take any aggressive action yet, but I will if I must for the pieces I worked so hard on.
I am genuinely saddened and aggravated by this. I very much dislike feeling this way. If you know me or have taken a moment to talk to me at conventions, you know I am a chipper fellow. So having to post something like this is very much out of the ordinary for me but necessary.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your continued support.
You’re all beautiful and smell lovely, by the way
-Abraham Lopez (ArtistAbe)
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