So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).
Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post
I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.
"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty. jeeeez all u had to do was ask."
All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.
Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.
The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.
This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.
Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, email@example.com - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.