TL;DR: An artist traced (!) my cosplay photo without permission, gave me
zero credits, sold the prints at a con and denied she’s ever seen my
First, both of us, the cosplayer and the photographer,
want to say that it would never have come to this if the artist would
have immediately apologized to us in person, instead of being extremely
rude to us and letting things escalate. A simple sorry and taking down
the prints would’ve sufficed.
In the beginning of January, being
hyped with the new SU episodes, I immediately fell in love with Blue
Diamond and cosplayed her. Two months ago, a friend let me know that an
artist she saw drew a fanart based on my photo. I was extremely
flattered and happy, but also kinda sad the artist gave me zero credits.
Us cosplayers and photographers work really hard to get a nice result,
and everyone is happy when their photo serves as an inspiration for
another artwork. I wrote a letter to her stating that I love her art,
but I’d like her to credit me as a source of inspiration (adding the
For two months, there was silence. I tried it again a few weeks ago, but again, no response. Okay, what can you do…
weekend we had a big con in Germany with a huge artist alley and both
of us, the photographer and the cosplayer, attended. Suddenly, a friend
came to us and said that there’s a girl selling this exact drawing. We
were puzzled and decided to go to her booth and look at it ourselves.
When the series’ cast was announced, we learned the series will contain new characters.
Here are the characters we know a minimum of info about:
PROFESSOR GRANVILLE: Callaghan’s replacement at SFIT, and a severe teacher who’ll probably give Hiro a hard time. This lady who’s giving Hiro a “where do you think you’re going like this, young man?” glare in the series’ intro:
OBAKE: A villain with possible shapeshifting abilities (since “obake” means “apparition”, “monster” in Japanese, and an obake is a type of yokai). According to me it’s this guy from the series’ intro but I could be wrong:
FRED’S MOTHER: Don’t really need an explanation of her role, am I right. We at least know what she’ll look like, as we saw Fred’s family picture in the movie! :)
BARON VON STEAMER: While we don’t know how he looks like yet, we know he’s a villain by how he tries to kill Hiro and Baymax in the sneak peek) Here is his calling card logo:
KARMI: A classmate of Hiro.
She has good chances to be the canon Disney version of Marys Iosama from the original BH6 comics, who was a 15 year old girl who had a close friendship with Hiro (Takachiho). Given the fact that her voice actress is 16 (15 when started recording), it confirms that she might be around Hiro’s age like Marys was JUST GIVE HIM A FRIEND HIS OWN AGE PLEASE!!! She also could be this villainess, who seems to be a teenager:
And here are the characters we know absolutely nothing about: Globby, Bluff Dunder, Richardson Mole and Mel. So here are my thoughts about them:
GLOBBY: At first, I guessed he was maybe a student nicknamed by Fred, or even a robot, or something towards the plucky comic relief type (since Andy Ritcher, his voice actor, is known to make more comedic roles) but I saw @bigherosixfeels state that it could be this villain!
And it looks more plausible, the name fits him, don’t you think? It would also be cool to see Andy Ritcher do a more serious role as a threatning villain. OR even better: a villain who’s so bad at being bad, it’s funny and he’s almost harmless by how ridiculous he is.
BLUFF DUNDER: I feel like he’ll be a student. Between you and me, that name looks show-off as hell. You know who I think he’s gonna be? The class-clown-craving-for-attention type of guy at SFIT with a bad attitude. He’s so rude with everyone and probably gave at least one teacher a burn-out, but for some reason, still attends SFIT because he’s smart, and gosh, he wants everyone to know! Well, he’ll probably be Hiro’s main rival at SFIT who insults and bullies him because he’s jealous of him being a genius (I READ SOMEWHERE THAT HIRO MIGHT BE BULLIED AGAIN, NO PROTECT HIM). I don’t know, it’s an impression I have. If I’m right, I hope he’s prepared for an ass-wooping by the gang, because you don’t mess with Hiro Hamada and get away with it, pal!
RICHARDSON MOLE: His name also sounds a bit snobbish. He’s for sure a teenager, because Richardson’s VO Sean Giambrione is 17 and has a really young voice. I totally picture him coming from a rich family and contrary to Fred who’s a sweeheart, he’s one spoiled brat with a haughty aura surrounding him. Either a teen genius as well or a regular at the café, who knows. But I’m sure he’ll end up being not as bad as he seems and one of Hiro’s close friends (yes, if you haven’t got it yet, I just want Hiro to have a friend his own age, he deserves it).
MEL: I have a feeling he’ll be Karmi’s father? Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle said they inspired some of the characters from the original BH6 comics, so if Karmi is based off Marys Iosama, the latter was raised only by her father; it’s legit if Karmi is raised by a single father as well. Marys’ father was nameless in the comics, only going by Dr. Iosama, so if Mel is indeed Karmi’s dad, him having a proper backstory and a more important role than existing solely to be kidnapped for the plot would be cool. If I’m wrong, there’s a ton of other possibilities: teacher, regular at the café, friend of Aunt Cass, employee of Krei, etc.
I find it cool that James Wyatt, a Theolgian was given creative leads with Shadows of Innistrad and Ixalan and that Dr Mel Li (a bio engineer) was given creative leads in Khaladesh. Also we got a guy who was almost a paleontologist on the art crew of Ixalan and a guy who lived in Egypt doing design on Amonkhet. Kudos