KISS mouth Gene Simmons isn’t the brightest bulb in the universe. And now it looks as though his son, Nick, is even dimmer.
“I still consider free downloads and file sharing stealing”, p2pnet quoted Simmons senior as saying in Canada last year.
So, “I wonder how Simmons feels about plagiarism. Because his son Nick Simmons has done just about the most glaring rip off of someone else work I’ve ever seen”, he says, going on >>>
Gene Simmons wants to sue people for sharing files, I wonder if he’s ok with ripping off someone else’s work and selling it?
From Topless Robot:
Gene Simmons is one of the greatest douchebags of our time, but I’d hate you to think I was taking my dislike of the KISS guitarist out on his son. No, his son Nick — “creator” of the comic Incarnate, to be printed by Radical — has very much earned my contempt by his own merits, thanks to this.
You’re looking at Tite Kubo’s incredibly popular manga Bleach on the left, and Nick Simmons’ Incarnate on the right. Yes, Simmons is a plagiarist, as discovered by many, many people. Now, I know the crime of plagiary is a serious one for artists, and I don’t want to dismiss that. But what I do want to focus on is how fucking stupid Nick Simmons had to be to steal poses, dialogue and character designs from one of the best-selling manga in the world.
If that pic was the end of it, there may be some temptation to cut Nick a little slack, but it just gets worse, Topless Robot’s Rob Bricken provides this link to a livejournal page here. It is accurately described by Topless Robot as:
a massive collection of Bleach panels and Incarnate panels side-by-side; I assure the above was not an isolated incident.
“The comics publisher has halted production and distribution while conducting an investigation“, says Monkey, adding:
“As far as I know there has been no statement on this matter from Nick Simmons.”
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