Please bear with me and read what happened. I am absolutely shocked.. So Milklim Japan has decided to sell t-shirts that have my stolen illustration printed on them. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY… Yes MILKLIM!!!
I’m not sure if they bought these shirts supplied from Taobao or if they directly lifted my design, but it doesn’t matter they continue to support art theft.
Many people including myself have commented on Milklim’s Instagram and so far they have been ignoring us and so far HAVE NOT RESPONDED. I even tried to contact them via Twitter, I received no response. They have not reached out to contact me, they have not done anything. They are just keeping this up and not responding to comments in both English and Japanese (they have no excuse they CAN read it)
I’m just absolutely floored right now, you all know me on this blog I’ve been loving and supporting Milklim for years. I have always had a dream to design and illustrate in Japan for Harajuku brands, but I can’t be there right now. But it doesn’t matter, my ideas are still being stolen by Japanese brands. My dream feels like a lie. And the integrity and creativity of Harajuku nowadays seems to be fading fast.
Please reblog this. Please spread the message. I’m only 1 small artist and I can’t do this alone. Because stuff like this keeps happening including aliexpress and a Shibuya 109 store that stole my art in 2016… I am NO LONGER posting or making art. I’ve stopped. Because I’m heartbroken. I’m sorry everyone.
I mean, if this book isn’t on your radar, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Read it. Read it now. Read it lots. Tell everyone to read it. This book is a gem. SO powerful and hilarious and TUMBLR IS EVERYWHERE WITHIN IT.
I was lucky enough to hear Angie talk and meet her yesterday and she is honestly one of the cutest authors I’ve come across. So down to earth and personable. 💙
I’ve finally reached 10 followers after just joining Tumblr, and I’ve saw some users have already started using my themes. This makes me really happy. Here’s some motivation to get you through your day. Stay strong my friends!
some extra little northwoods characters that have been bumping around in my head for a bit. carnelian’s snooty older brother oskar and his wife gilda. theyre sort of mean to everyone else but they love each other
Chat’s looked over her notebook with attention, concentration clear on his face. After a few minutes, he turned to her with a proud smile and raised his hand. Marinette high fived him.
“Thanks for the help, Chat. I still can’t believe you agreed to tutor me in physics for the Brevet. You are a life saver.”
“Hey, you are my friend, of course, I’ll help you. I still think it is impressive you always do the diagrams of the problems right when you understand the problem. And without any helping instruments either.”
“I’m an artist.” she shrugged. Fashion design required precision too, no matter what anybody said.
She got up along with Chat to put all the pencils, papers and books back on her table when Chat stopped abruptly.
“What is this?”
Marinette turned to him curiously, only to falter slightly seeing what he got his paws on. “It is out arts and crafts homework. We had to do something about a person that inspires us.”
“Of course, you are so loyal and brave and kind and always eager to help people and act so sweet with everybody and you… “ Marinette smiled remembering the second incident with Stoneheart. “And you help me be more confident and believe in myself.”
There was a slight noise coming from him and Marinette wanted to kick herself for not noticing he got tears in his eyes until now.
“Chat… “ she called out softly, wanting to apologize, but she didn’t get the chance.
Chat pounced on her, engulfing her in a tight hug. Marinette hugged him right back.
“Thank you, Princess.”
Marinette run her fingers through his hair soothingly. “There’s nothing to thank me for, minou.”