Warning: This comic contains some explicit language.
Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal struck a chord with photographers and other creatives a couple of days ago by published a new comic titled “You’re Doing it for the Exposure.”
Here’s the comic (as you can see from the Likes and Shares, it has been quite popular):
Inman has reportedly been dealing with many of the same copyright infringement issues as photographers these days. On Tuesday, the Huffington Post published an article with hotlinked comics from The Oatmeal without permission. Inman responded by replacing one hotlinked file on his server with a message telling HuffPo not to steal his work. Another one he replaced with drawings of a “butt and pee pee.”
A couple of days later, Inman published the comic above.