See this string of icons here? Same guy.
This is Mathew Lippiello. Also known as LimeTH. I call him Mat. Author of Matchu, which you can check out here, I recommend it.
You've even seen me draw some of his stuff.
Now. Mr. Lippiello here tends to draw other things on the side. He makes these faux little Pop figurine arts called Pop Art Chibis or PACs for short, such as these.
Hell, he's even made Rogue Neo PACs
. I appreciate it greatly.
He even makes funny drawings such as this!
Nifty, huh? Well, apparently so! Because they are so nifty, SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN NIFTY THAT PEOPLE MAKE A HABIT OUT OF STEALING THIS ART FROM HIM ALMOST EVERY GODDAMN CHANCE THEY GET.
The set of Cartoon Network PACs has been reposted on Tumblr WITHOUT permission or credit to Mat SO MANY TIMES that we have both lost count. The Isabelle drawing was posted on Cheezburger. com, AGAIN, with no credit to Mat whatsoever.
But the last goddamn straw is THIS
And here's a saved photo
WHEN this page gets taken down.
I don't care if this actually looks kind of cool. There is once again NO CREDIT WHATSOEVER given to Mat for repainting his PAC designs of the Phineas and Ferb characters and I'm more than positive this person did not ask permission to do so. And the fact this person is looking to make money off of Mat's work is infuriating to me. Couldn't try to do their own spin of the characters, had to straight up lift from Mat because he is lesser known.
As the late great Owen Hart said: Enough is enough and it's time for a CHANGE.
I would like all of you and all you can spread word to to please share this journal. Please take notice of this artist whose simple works constantly get ripped off of and who sees NONE of the recognition for his hard work. I know for a fact that if any of this happened to any of you, it wouldn't sit well with you either. So please, spread this journal, spread Mat's existence, and for the love of everything that is good and right in this world, if you continue to see any of Mat's work being reposted or redistributed with no permission or credit, REPORT THE OFFENDING PARTY IMMEDIATELY. CALL THEM OUT. I need EVERYONE'S HELP to put a stop to this goddamn travesty of artistic justice.
EDIT: The shot glasses have been removed and the person responsible for making them has apologized for doing what was done. So that's good. It doesn't change the fact that this happened and could very well happen again.
I mean, seriously. THREE times?
So as mentioned before, if you see Mat's artwork anywhere and it's not Mat posting it, please report the offending party immediately.