I was innocently doing keyword research using eRank, and I searched the phrase ‘support main’ hoping to find more keyword ideas to go with my popular Support Main syringe design.
On the Keyword Tool page, they showed a bunch of Etsy listings that used ‘support main’ as a keyword. And one of them was my art! Uploaded to an account called MimicGamingCo. So I went to their profile on Etsy to check the situation. Yep, they uploaded my design on a hoodie and a t-shirt.
I reported both of these items to Etsy immediately.
I also sent a message to the seller, informing them of the reporting and encouraging them to take down any stolen art ASAP. I hope that they will do so, because it looked like several more designs were stolen. Since I am not the copyright holder of those, I can’t say with 100% certainty that they’re stolen, but it seems likely. I’ll show examples of these below.
Other Possibly Stolen Designs
198/200 I Need Healing
Designed by: SecretSignals
Liches Get Stitches
Original By: HelloCloudy
Update 11.32am, 31 Jan 2020: I have received a message back from Ron of MimicGamingCo:
He claims he had no idea it was mine. But where did he think it came from, then? Obviously, very fishy, and I will be keeping this blogpost up in the hopes of keeping people informed about who they choose to do business with.
If you have evidence of MimicGamingCo stealing a artist’s work, please send me a message and I’ll include it here. Also leave a comment if you want any more exposés on art theft.