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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Continuing discomfort with new shoes...

The weirdness of Outlaw Press keeps baffling me every time I think about it, and I never
do unless it is imposed on me to do so.


Timeshadows said...

Shipman giving you guff?

Timeshadows said...


What a mess! I don't think it is possible that Jim Shipman hasn't heard of all this.

I wish to state for the record that I had no idea that Outlaw Press has been using appropriated artwork without getting the rights. I do not condone the use of stolen artwork, especially not in products for sale.

Some of you know that I have gone out of my way to commission artwork for some of my Tunnels and Trolls products. The griffin that graces the cover of my novel Griffin Feathers was bought and paid for from Simon Tranter. The original Hot Pursuit art was the rather violent one with giant scorpions cutting a horse in half, also paid for by trollhalla.

Several times in the past I have wondered where Outlaw Press got all the high quality art that has graced various magazines and game products? I have even asked Shipman if he was paying for all this stuff. He always told me it was legitimate.

For the record here i am telling James Shipman not to use any appropriated art on Tunnels and Trolls products and to quit selling any that do have it. I know Jim will get this email, as will Rick Loomis, the head of Flying Buffalo. I think we also have to pull his license to sell and distribute Tunnels and Trolls products.

I will also send this notice in private mail to James Shipman.

I, like the rest of the role-playing world, am waiting for James Shipman to explain himself.


Ken St. Andre"

Ragnorakk said...

yeah. wow - you know?
remember a year ago?

Timeshadows said...

Sadly, I've nothing good to say...

Shipman is as Shipman does.