For some odd reason this week's IF topic conjured up the concept of an old-timey editorial cartoon in my twisted little brain. Must be all the rest of the stuff currently swirling around up in there...just one big old blustery storm of politics, worry, fear, and yes, copyrights. So what should come flying out of the sky in that storm but this poor little house, in dire need of serious repair.
I didn't exactly capture the "old-timey" feel I originally imagined, and there's definitely stuff I'd fix and adjust if I were going to invest the time and effort...but it was sorta fun to take a little break and work on something completely different than the assignments that are on my desk right now.
When the storm subsides and they do hoist this thing up, I hope we creative folks are ready because the Orphan Works Act is still out there. This wicked witch and band of evil flying monkeys are going to continue their plight and we will need to continue to fight for something many of us have long taken for granted, our rights under current Copyright Law.
And I'd like to take this chance to thank you to all of you awesome folks who have fought the good fight up to this point...those who have written letters and made calls to elected officials, who have attended hearings, gotten the word out to other artists in person at tradeshows, on the phone, and via the World Wide Interwebs (that's the one with email), you guys rock and deserve a giant THANKS!