It’s really grateful to see an artist I used to admire is using gif format in his publications, but I think is not fair the way he is doing it. Some people notify me that Alejandro Jodorosky’s official Facebook page was usinga gif I have createdbut with no credit at all and the same with a lot of works from many gif artists I see usually in tumblr.
Facebook is not using me so I tried to contact him directly but I couldn’t find his personal email. I wrote to the other guy, Ankor Inclán.
They are doing a thing called “ilustrotweet”, wich consists on Jodorowsky writes a quote and Ankor Inclán (the man I wrote to) “illustrates” it. So he is picking gifs from any artist and using them to put next to Jodorowsky’s texts. It’s quite strange that an artists who has an incredible amount of work needs to use other people’s work (with no credit and changing the titles). And… if Jodorowsky writes the text and a gif from another artist illustrate it, what is the reason of the other guy, Ankor Inclán? I call this Beggars of the Likes.
They didn’t write the author until I send an email, no problem. I understand that internet is the natural environment of this format, and sometimes can be hard to find the original artist. Here a tool.
The problem comes when I asked them to change the text, because my original gif has its own title and writing a new one, changes the meaning of the piece. In fact, I am very against all this “unjustified positivism” they are spreading with those texts and I don’t want to be part of it. (they wrote: Be each day less coward than the day before) I prefer no title than this words.
Finally he told me that is ok to credit the author, but they won’t change the text for the one I want. (is not “the one I want”, is the original title of the piece).
Just to make you know what is behind the “idols” and their virtual identity.
So I show my vision of this and remember a great loop from the Holy Mountain.
No more words.
there are a lot of brutal stuff to gif in his films… really…