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Hieldusto84 said:Hi there Wraith, just saw your edit made it IFDB. Haven't watched it yet but I noticed the artwork. I should say that I'm partially flattered, but also a little disappointed that you lifted my box art design (from JRR Tolkien's the Hobbit, aka the Maple Films edit) and patched your name over it.
I know I have no claim over the material, as we are all working off copyrighted content. But I spent a lot of time designing that box art and wish you had reached out or at least credited me in some manner. There's also the real chance that people may be confused by the similarities between our covers, and think they are checking out one when they mean to check out the other.
First, a huge and massive apology. I came across this artwork while scanning fan art and I pulled the image from another fan who had altered it. I just did a google scan and no longer can find that image... I had no idea it originated with Maple Films (big respect on Finest Hour). Had I known, I would not have used it at all, and if I had I would have reached out.
I enjoy making artwork too and would not want to offend or especially cause confusion (given I spent nearly 4 years on my edit). I'd like mine to stand alone as well.
I have PM'd staff to remove the artwork and I will supply replacement art in due course.
I hope that resolves things and again, apologies.