I want to let people know of a huge issue that has been affecting not only me, but several other Minnesotan Comic artists for the last several Months. That Issue is the so called publishing company "Under Dog Comics" Which conned several months' worth of work and emotional turmoil out of myself and the artists I also worked alongside with.
, who are wonderful and talented artists and the only positive I got out of the entire experience.
Granted, it's not our best work, but we still spent a lot of time working for this man, only to have lied to several times and never saw any money from the work we had done.
The books were printed on Xerox copiers at 72 DPI, the fonts used were default ones from the Microsoft library, like Comic sans and papyrus, which anyone in the industry knows you do NOT use those for final works, And even after that, we found out that the printer service that he used was never even paid as well, leaving a huge bill of 2000 dollars to this local company.
This was a Minnesotan operation, so all the artists were local ones, and so was our launch, which had a raffle and our poorly printed books, with fake ads from Target, Barns and Nobel and Jones soda, on sale. He made a little over a 1200 dollars on that day, and no one was paid, prizes were never given out to anyone from the raffle.
What I don't understand is why he did this, the money made wasn't worth the time put in.
We are trying to contact Target and let them know of the Ad's and what else we can do. Right now I'm just trying to get the word out because we can't afford lawyers.
I have several links I can offer to, first off the
Their facebook page : [link]
Our page Against it: [link]
And Kate Manske's blog post on it, for more information : [link]
I'm not asking for money, just help spreading the word and any advice people can give for us in this situation