Boom! Cancels Webcomic Collection Due to Plagarism

Spellbound

A few days ago, Boom! Studios announced that they would be publishing a collection next May of the webcomic Husband and Husband, a (not very visually exciting) strip about two guys together that’s been running since 2015.

However, creators Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara launched this month a kickstarter for another comic project called Spellbound. They funded their goal of $10,00 in under a week, but there’s a snag.

Spellbound

If you think those characters look familiar, you have likely seen the immensely popular Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu (just released in print by First Second).

Ukazu wasn’t happy, saying, “It has come to my attention that @HusbandsTweet is tracing Check, Please! They have a funded Kickstarter (now at $14,000), and basically do not care about the optics of white men profiting off of the ideas and work of black women.”

The Kickstarter has now been canceled, with an apology, “I got too inspired and I see now what I did by drawing from that inspiration was wrong.”

Boom! has announced that the publication of Husband and Husband has been cancelled. Good for them.

Didn’t we learn eight years ago from Gene Simmons’ son that you shouldn’t copy other people’s art, and you really shouldn’t rip off the popular stuff?



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