Quoted from Dr-pin:
It will be interesting to see what he does next.
Stern seems like a terrible place to work.
If it was terrible I wouldn’t be there. And I worked for Zidware.
I like Chris - I’m disappointed he decided to make his decision to split a means to try to damage others.
Having Kaneda ‘interview’ you with zero challenges is a great way to get the real picture for sure... I was there btw throughout - he should re-trace his steps and rethink the facts.
He doesn’t like me for some reason - so I’ll give him one, from my vantage point: his problems are his own making.
No professional artist does what he is saying. You are being paid for the work AND usage rights. You don’t own your work anymore. So when you decide to sell it you are making additional income from art you were afforded to make on another persons dime. Not ethical- not ever.
When you are asked nicely to stop selling it you do NOT argue or belittle the company that owns your work. And you don’t DO IT AGAIN... and again...and again.
And when you do? Expect it won’t be well received. Apologize and stop it.
And as an aside - throwing personality insults at people is petty. (Greg is hilarious, btw) I’ve never had an issue with anyone at Stern and consider everyone a friend at this point. But I also have never tried to tell Gary Stern or anyone else how to operate. I’m a hired gun working on a team.
Listen, If I mess up, I’m not a victim of anyone else but myself. I own up to it and try to learn from my mistakes.
blah blah blah...Actions speak louder than words. It’s easy to control a message when you define the rules and know that no one will rebut out of professionalism. It’s regrettable that Chris chose this path. I wish him the best - he’s immensely talented and has plenty of great work ahead of him. I just hope he can get out of his way.