Another story about why adding credit is important! Someone reposted an image that I co-created on Twitter, without credit, and it has now gone completely buckwild viral (way past my initial tweet, see comparison above). They’ve since apologized for posting w/o credit and added links back in the thread, but the damage is still done.
The irony of something I made going viral without credit when it relates to asking people to work for free isn’t lost on me; this is really frustrating because there’s been a few sales but if there was a link to where people could buy the shirts/stickers (which also come in artist/designer/writer variants, btw) there probably would have been a lot more with that many eyeballs on it. In addition to being a freelancer, I also have a lot of side projects (incl. @serendipitypod and @unplacedpodcast) and because I believe in paying everyone involved, they all cost money that I’m paying out of pocket, so a boost in t-shirt sales would basically go straight towards paying the people who help me make those side projects happen.
tldr CREDIT ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS AND IDEA-MAKERS PLEASEEEE thanks