Serichloe, Coop does not suck period. Thats like saying Jordan sucks at basketball. If you don't like his thang cool, but break out the bi-focals, he's a great inker / illustrator with great color palettes and ideas. C'mon baby work with me.
and...to be honest about it ...if someone sued me for a billion dollars ,well theres no jail time involved,and they could just stick it up there ass and id just bail to costa rica or rural japan and let them stew on it.
I have nothing to lose. what do I care?
Ill just split and run a bar somewhere foriegn.
nope..I am real good friends with this pervo fotografer called Eric Kroll and he is all buds with the Taschen guy and between the 2 of them they like own all this shit and they are cool with it. Plus, this was done like 8 years ago on 300 prints so what the fuck.
last few years tho i have stopped using stuff unless I get permission which is usually pretty easy to do.
All my Craig swipes where approved...etc.
frank - did you have any problems with this image? all this old fetish stuff is becoming protected again by the heirs of the artists estates and shit. a friend of mine got nailed on using a tom of finland image. they were very nice to him, but he stiil wound up paying a token usage fee.
I knoew Coop...its weird because he is an absolutley amazing illustrator. he just sits down and does it...no effort. perfectly.anywhere.In a restaurant...its crazy. Problem is tho he lives in a very small bubble and also, tells me he hates music and only does the posters for money.
not a winning combo.
but man can he cartoon....he should be a cartoonist,hook up with a good writer.
i think he's reached a point where he's copying himself, and his type is in desperate need of branching out, but i still have his Man Or Astroman print (mad scientists duking it out w/ radio-controlled robots) above my computer.
he's not one of my faves by a longshot, but like a lot of 'artists', i think the trick w/ coop is getting past the boobs.
why the hate? cuz his stuff is fuckin' lame and boring. cuz he's been working the same dull shick for too long that was never witty in the first place.
AND cuz i'm a bitch and hating people is what i do best