Free Hugs by TedDastickJr

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Free Hugs are the best. Even if it leads to aliens bursting through your chest, hey, it was free!

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  • David Benton
    David Bentonabout 2 years ago

    When you steal people’s designs (in this case mine) all of your work becomes suspect. Did you steal all the pieces you have for sale? http://sale.images.woot.com/facehuggerm4wDetail...

  • I do not practice thievery. Out of curiosity, when did you have your design on Shirt Woot? This piece has been on Redbubble since 2/1/11. Makes me wonder who’s the one stealing?

    – TedDastickJr

  • Well, according to your Facebook page, your Free Hugs design was posted in April of this year. Care to comment? Might want to do a little fact-checking before calling someone out.

    – TedDastickJr

  • David Benton
    David Bentonabout 2 years ago

    According to my source .ai document, I created the original on: Saturday, ‎May ‎22, ‎2010, ‏‎7:08:29 AM. I sold it independently until Woot purchased the rights to the image about 8 months ago. I looked you up on Deviant Art. Your sketch cards are really good. And i’ve looked at the rest of your RB work and everything looks original to me, so i’m inclined to believe that you actually did come up with this independently. Though it’s uncannily close to mine right down to the shirt color, if you came up with it independently, then you have my sincere apologies.

  • Thank you for the honest reply. I actually originally created my original design on 11/8/10, for what it’s worth, and did so on my own accord. I sincerely have nothing to hide and would not knowingly steal someone else’s idea. Actually, when I do come up with a concept I will do a web search first to see if anyone else has already done it, then I act accordingly. I will agree that the execution on this design is VERY close, I think we can chalk it up to great minds thinking alike. I did take offense to your initial suspicion, but I’m glad we’ve met an understanding.

    Thank you for the compliment on my sketch card work. Good luck with your own endeavors.

    Ted

    – TedDastickJr

  • David Benton
    David Bentonabout 2 years ago

    The thing is, after it was on Woot, I started finding copies everywhere and I jumped to the conclusion that this was just another copy. I shouldn’t have been so accusatory in my initial message and rather should have just asked you. The ironic thing is that I found you doing research for a t-shirt idea I had called “Dark Side of the Triforce”. Hah! I guess you hit the nail on the head when you said “great minds think alike”. :)

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