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"There is no payment to artists for artwork used in the Capcom Fighting Tribute book. All selected artwork becomes the property of Capcom."

So it says in the Udon Capcom Tribute Book rules for entry--
capcomfightingtribute.com/subm…

Shockingly similar situation to the journal entry I posted about recently about people contacting me about using my work for free isn't it?
  BullshitSometimes people try to pull some shit that is so shady it hurts my brain.
I was recently contacted by an online retailer who wanted to "promote" my artwork by putting it on their products that they sell, such as tee-shirts, prints, and who knows what else.  People, by no stretch of the imagination is this promotion, this is straight up asking to use my work for free as if they're providing some sort of service to me.  This is exactly the sort of thing that I would normally sell my artwork for, which is how I make my income. 
To any young artists out there, please don't ever fall for some crap like this.  From looking at his website, it looks like no one has fallen for it yet, but I've seen other, similar, predatory business models that have successfully exploited artists.  When you make artwork you put in time and labor, and you should never give that away for free, especially not to people who are trying to make money for themselves, but aren't willing to sha
 

If this were a "contest" that was only open to students, or amateur artists, this would be fine.  Those are people still trying to get their feet off the ground, and it's a rare chance to get their work into the world.  However, once you allow professionals into the mix, you're limiting the amateurs chances of getting the opportunity, and you're treating professionals as if they're not professionals.

I truly believe that no professional should take a job where the payment is the "privileged" of doing the work.  
Please refer to one of my favorite sites on the entire vast internet-- shouldiworkforfree.com/
If Udon is your mom, obviously that changes things, but otherwise...

I'm a professional, I get treated like a professional, paid like a professional or I don't do the job.
All this really is is an attempt to get free content (that they will own forever) for a high-priced product.
I know what you're thinking-- "but I love Capcom games!  Even though I'm a professional working on another property, I want to draw a Capcom character too!"
Well shit, bro, I love Capcom too, and I'll tell you, nothing's stopping me from drawing those characters all damn day if I wanted to.  But I'm not going to give those drawings-- that time and labor-- to a company who plans on making money off of them FOR FREE.  Until I give them that art, I still own that art and can do whatever I wish with it, or at least whatever I'm able to with characters that I don't own the trademark for, such as put it on my website, which the rules for this "contest" bans.

You may also be thinking "but what about Spectrum?  That's a highly respected publication each year, and they don't pay their artists for content, in fact you actually have to pay an entrance fee!" The difference, my friend, is that Spectrum is an art contest where they actually give out awards for excellence, they accept previously published work, they don't expect exclusive publication rights, and most importantly of all, they don't claim ownership over those entries.  Oh, and also, the books don't cost $80.
Now, if Udon gave out awards for "who can draw the best M. Bison" or whatever, well shit, that changes everything.  It might be worth something to walk away after winning the 2015 M. Bison award.  
Until then, unless Udon is your mom, have more respect for your profession. 

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ReillyBrown
Reilly Brown
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a comic book artist, currently spending most of my time working for Marvel. I've worked on a bunch of different books, including Cable & Deadpool, Incredible Hercules, Prince of Power, New Warriors, and Amazing Spider-Man, as well as a bunch of other things.

I've got an art studio in Brooklyn, and I'm also a founding member of TenTonStudios.com, which is an online collective of a bunch of kick-ass artists and potty-mouthed delinquents and a great place to share, critique and discuss artwork.

If you're interested in picking up some of my original artwork, check out my gallery at Anthony's Comic Book Art-- www.anthonyscomicbookart.com/A…


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Here's a list of the cons I'm confirmed for so far in 2015--

C2E2-- April 24-26, Chicago www.c2e2.com/

ACBC-- Atlantic City Boardwalk Con-- May 15-17, Altantic City, NJ www.doacbc.com/

Heroes Con--June 19-21, Charlotte NC www.heroesonline.com/heroescon…

SDCC-- July 9-12, San Diego, CA www.comic-con.org/cci

NYCC-- October 8-11, New York, NY www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

And more as well!
I'll update the list as the year goes, so check back here if you're curious.
Look for me in artist's alley, and hopefully I'll see you there!

Current Residence: twitter.com/Reilly_Brown reillybrown.tumblr.com/

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:iconheatblaze123:
heatblaze123 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're my favorite artist brown! Love your work.
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Chandraraj Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work! Do you do commissions?
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  I do, in fact, do commissions, but only at conventions.  At the moment I'm too busy with other projects to take on outside work.  But hit me up at a con sometime-- my convention appearances are listed on my profile page.
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AJNZulu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Cool stuff, man.
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Artist-and-Beyond Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Professional
how hard is it to use a drawing tablet?
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I rarely ever use a tablet, as I prefer pencil and paper, but when I do I take to it pretty easily.  It can be fun, give it a try!
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Super-guy14 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Hello. Was rereading some of my older comics and fell in love with Power Play all over again. Is there any chance of more of those to come out? Hope so because it was great!
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  I really want to do more Power Play, but it can be hard to find the time to do creator-owned stuff.  One thing that really does help is if you spread the word.  If more people are buying Power Play, and more people want to see more of it from me, it makes it more important to get it done faster, rather than taking another gig from Marvel or DC.

I've got more ideas for Power Play for sure, and I'm hoping against hope it won't be too long before I have the chance to dive into it!
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Jack-Mirror Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
You are a great artist *watch and buy*
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humoman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Artist
OMG!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOBOOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBO
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