Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2013
"Only when my great-niece was gone and I was alone, did I swim upward, letting
the pendant pull me home, up into the vastness above us, where we wander with
the lonely sky-whales and the skies and seas are one."
(Neil Gaiman, A Calendar of Tales)
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's lovely February story for the Blackberry "Keep Moving" project, but I don't think I'm going to submit it, I don't like the terms and conditions. And before anyone starts attacking me and calling me materialistic, I obviously don't care about that, or I wouldn't have put the work in anyway, would I? If I were signing over the right to use it *just* in this Calendar and the related Blackberry promotion, I'd do it in an instant for the chance to have my illustration put next to Neil Gaiman's beautiful, inspiring story. But sign over the rights indefinitely so that they can not only publish it for profit in any way they like without me getting even a tiny share, but also redistribute the rights to a third party without me having a say? Nope. I'd like to decide who gets to use my art, thank you very much.
Oh, and before I forget: Whether you are an artist or not, whether you want to participate or not, go and read the stories - This stuff is the highest dose of pure inspiration that you could possibly wish for!