Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hammer (and sickle) Time

This little guy needs a slogan and damned if I can think of one. Your mission, should you accept it, is to come up with a slogan for this pic...keep it as short and simple as possible. This messege will self-destruct in ten seconds......

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stop, Thief !!


I have seen the background of this image somewhere....and the original artist isn't this guy.

This, in no uncertain terms, constitutes art theft. You know, copyright infringement? This coming from a guy (I use that term rather loosely) who professes over and over to be on the right side of the law and always plays by the deviantART rules. While we're on the subject let's review a couple of his "personal works" and see just how law abiding he actually is:

Stomping Grounds looks awfully familiar....because he stole the images directly from Google Maps.
The little dipstick goes on to steal other items...some obvious, some not so obvious.
C'mon, do you really think he traveled to Malaysia and took that background shot himself?
California is a long way from Virginia, but it's very (extremely) unlikely that he stopped in the Bad Lands of the Dakotas to take a few snapshots for his scrapbook.
Personally, I've actually been to Finland and Norway around Christmas time...cold as all hell, beautiful countryside, really friendly people....but you don't see many of these rolling around.
Ummm....I'm not sure where he was going with this one, probably the whole Saint Shego thing, but she obviously wasn't headed to Disneyland or Disney World.

So, the next time you hear him spouting off that usual "oh woe is me, poor lil' picked on me...I always play by the rules" nonesense, two simple words should come to mind:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fear and Loathing

As I am no longer a member of the deviantART community I no longer need to live in fear of repercussions or reprisal...that has already happened. I've read quite a few deviantART journal entries and countless comments, most of which expressing everything from sympathy to outright anger. To those comrades, my fellow deviants, and friends who expressed their....well, my thanks to you all.

My hatred, disgust, and outright loathing of one individual is no secret, but you get to see his name.

That name is turbolover175.

Some will see this is a personal attack. Everything I work for, everything picture I poored my heart and soul into, every line, every color, every character, every fucking word....everything is gone. YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY GOD DAMNED RIGHT IT'S PERSONAL!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009


An email sent to deviantART on 10/23/09, the same day I was permanently banned for "copyright infringement":

Dear Sir or Madam:

On 10/23/09 my deviation "Fight Club Airline Safety Card" was removed by your staff for copyright violation and I was subsequently permanently banned. This is nothing short of a gross error. My deviation was based upon an original black and white "test copy" for the prop used in the movie "Fight Club". Ultimately this version of the prop was not used in the movie, although it is very similar to its final version. I however, colored it in the same manner and color pallet as the actual prop. This "test copy" was personally given to me by Chuck Palahnuik, the novelist who wrote the book "Fight Club" (on which the movie is based).

Furthermore, I have personally reported several images on your site for flagrant copyright violation, but the images were not deleted. In more than one instance the reason I was given for the image not being deleted was because the original artist / copyright holder was not the one who reported it. Somehow, I doubt very, very seriously that someone affiliated with Art Linson Productions (the production company for the movie) reported my deviation for copyright infringement. This uneven-handed brand of justice seems to be quite the norm within deviantART.




This is an edited note and it's respective replies that I received on June 6, 2009 from an individual whom I no longer associate with. The only edits to this note are the deletion of the recipient's name and any semi-related third parties. This note was primarily in reference to a picture of mine getting deleted and a subsequent tirade journal entry on my part (which is still posted if you'd care to read it). After my last reply (at the bottom) on June 15, 2009 I blocked this individual...and rightly so in my opinion. The rest is, well, read for yourself.

Up to this point many of you may have read this individual's one-sided journal posts that call me out as some sort of coward, disparages my military service, and generally refers to me as nothing less than an art thief. I need not even discuss how this individual describes those on deviantART whom I call will get the gist of that below.

Although I am now retired, the military taught me a great many thing. Among them are Honor, Loyalty, and Integrity...values that this particular individual seems to lack entirely. Courage however, is not have to face that demon yourself. In my eighteen years of service I had six tours in combat and am the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Star, two Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medal (one with Valor), and twenty-two other awards and decorations. These, that I am aware of, are not the merits of a coward.

As for being an art thief, every single picture and photograph I have posted on deviantART was either done with permission of the original artist or was drawn / taken by me personally. Admittedly, as a matter of integrity, I have deleted several pictures that were from questionable and / or unverifiable other words, the individual(s) whom I got them from may not have been the original artist and I have no way of proving otherwise.

Why am I referred to as a coward you may ask? Put simply, I REFUSE to discuss anything with someone who would even suggest putting me in the below situation. This individual has spun this refusal with the uber-masculine catch-all “be a man, talk to me like a man” mumbo-jumbo on a repeated basis....and then, conversely, gone into full-on “oh woe is me, poor little picked on me” self-victimization mode when even the slightest sympathy from one of this individual's journal followers is detected. This contradiction, in my opinion, is not a quality of uber-manliness.

Now, finally, for your reading pleasure:


XXXXXXXXXXXXX said the following:

I just wanted to have a word or two in private here, to make sure we're on the same page. I noticed someone commenting on your journal that seemed to be hinting towards a few possible identities of your existential bane. Thing is, he's had it out for me for God knows how long, mainly because he's a racist, anti-American jackass, but that's another story. I wanted to let you know that while I will report a picture if I think it clearly violates the rules, none of your pics (that I've seen) have done this. Besides which, I give any people I watch, or watchers of me, benefit of some extra See No Evil. Don't believe what anyone else may obtusely hint at, I never reported any of your pics. One more bit of advice, I know you're steamed that your pic got deleted, but just posting that journal may give the mods reason to ban you. I've found from experience on here that returing hate only escalates the problem, it's best to lie back, wait for the other person to prove he's a moron, then pounce on the opportunity to get him deleted. I've done this with two spammers already, and it's invariably successful. Just wait, and the opportunity will present itself.

phillipthe2 said the following:

Hindsight being 20/20, had I not made any mention or reference to KP, Shego, kigo, et al in the comments, title, or keywords it would probably have gotten deleted anyway....not because of content, but rather the circles in which my work seems to travel.

I doubt very seriously that it was a "kigo-hater" per say...more than likely some random KP purist or christian-conservative-crusader type. Hell, it could be simple jealousy...the first version did get well over a thousand hits in the first twelve hours and the second one wasn't too far behind.

No worries...I've had a few (anonymous) people wave a finger in your general direction, but you weren't a blip on my radar....and told them as such.

As for the possibility of getting banned for journal comments, be it. Lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting culprit doesn't suit my personality type. I prefer the direct, call them out for the coward they are, spit in their face, hurt their feelings, and smile approach.

XXXXXXXXXXXXX said the following:

I'm glad we're on the same page. I saw you opened an HF account, and posted the pic there. All's well that ends welll, I suppose. XXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXX also use that approach, and I don't remember them getting banned or having pics deleted. BTW, Not to go on a witchhunt or anything, but do me a favor and hang on to the comments from the people that were casting aspersions on me. A few (anonymous, wink wink) people here have tried getting me banned before, just for not agreeing with them, and I've come awfully close to catching the queen bee XXXXXhater and getting him banned. You'll be interested to know that this person also refuses to admit a beef in the open. For a while there, he, oh, I mean "it" had the habit of mentioning a "psychopathic, gun-crazed, wannabe mechanic" in all of its new pics. I go to Universal Technical Intitute and own 38 guns. Hmm, I wonder who it's talking about? Rest assured, if I do gather enough hard evidence, I'll stand up, spit in its face and smile. I'm not one to hide, either.

phillipthe2 said the following:

Am I to understand that you...

You actually want me to be your defacto-agent? A person who acts as an instrument to guide intelligence to you like some common spy? A veritable snake in the grass against someone who I consider to be a friend? Not only a friend, but the first person to befriend me here on DA long before I began drawing and coloring KP-related works? Is that what you are asking me?

No sir. Not going to happen. We are most certainly not on the same page. In fact, we are most certainly not even in the same volume of text.

Do not bother to respond to this note as it will fall on deaf ears.

Shego - American Muscle

Original Inks by False-Emporor
Additional Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So...will I see you again?

Shitty Censored Version...for deviantART, naturally.

Uncensored version...why it needed censoring in the first place I have yet to figure out.

Blonde Moment / The D-Word

Original Sketch by 8Aud8
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Original Sketch by Chris Sander
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Remember Remember

Remember, remember the 5th of November

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bonnie as Molotov Cocktease

Original Inks and Colors by Gagala
Addtional Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Onto Something

Original sketch by Clara Fowler
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2