[Update: After 13 Days, they finally removed the image. ]
a new Mini Comic sadly means, more theft over on 9gag. Like clockwork, someone stole the most recent one and reposted it here
I have had every single Mini Comic stolen so far without fail, and I feel that now I am forced to use more prominent and ugly watermarks in the future.
In general I don't mind when people share my art, as long as 1. no money is earned through the post (9gag makes about $13k a day through ad revenue with traffic generated by stolen material) 2. watermarks are not removed and people can find the source 3. people ask beforehand.
I have a Tumblr
, so on those sites I post most of my art anyway which people can simply retweet, reblog and share.
So far, 9gag has not made any effort in punishing theft, instead, they seem to encourage it since droves of teenagers steal and repost there daily. Often they don't react to my reports and complaints and some of my comics are still on there making them money.
If you frequent 9gag or come across stolen art/comics (by myself or others), please please report and tell the original artist about this. Maybe if enough people keep being persistent, eventually they might change their ways.
Thanks for reading my rant, and thanks for the support you guys have already given me on Twitter and facebook! U__U ♥