Comic book artist Liam Sharp is closing his Devian Art Gallery because people are constantly stealing his art and turning them into NFTs. Unfortunately, this process has been going on for some time and other artists have been victimized.
Sharp’s career peaked when he began making illustrations for Marvel UK. After that, he went to the United States and worked on various titles like X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, and Man-Thing. He starred in DC Comics’ Superman and Batman collections.
Sharp published his bad experience on Twitter, describing the drastic action to shut down his entire digital art gallery. “Unfortunately, I’m forced to close my entire @DeviantArt gallery completely because people continue to steal my art and building the NFTs,” the post said. I cannot, and should not, have to report each one and create a file that is constantly being ignored. Upset and annoying.”
With more than 16,000 retweets and 66,000 likes, it is safe to say that the community is rallying behind Sharp.
Unluckily, Sharp is not the only victim of this trend. Just the previous week, it was reported the case of digital concept artist RJ Palmer. Palmer said on Twitter that he had to submit 29 reports in one day because rogues stole his work and successfully sold it as NFTs.