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Manga Plagiarism?
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Posted 10/8/11
Here's some more of Nick Simmons familiar Incarnate series.




Apparently there's even a submitted meme about it.
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/incarnate-the-nick-simmons-plagiarism-scandal
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I think for the most part you are looking way too hard. A lot of the fight comparisons aren't plagiarism so much as common used elements, like the swift movements and the punches/action poses. There is a different between plagiarism and elements that are used by all writers in the same genera (like shonen).

As for some of the bug "plagiarism" this again is something that is common to Japan because these stories are biased on actual story and creatures from folklore. Would you say that Final Fantasy 7 is plagiarism just because it used creatures from Norse folklore? The same can be said about stories/manga/anime with or biased on samurai culture. How many times has Date Matsamune been in something? This ties so to have something found in several different manga is not uncommon or plagiarism.

Which brings me to my third point which is most of the time works will have commonalities with other things because it is an homage or is meant to look like the other to show the strengths of the original work. So, for example, sports comics or fashion biased comics will use actual products and people because they are what inspired the work. Or in other cases, like some of the "splash pages" or titles that you have shown, these are works by the same people so they will use the same poses that they have used before to shave a bit of time off the manga creating posses. (It would have been best if the pictures where numbered, but I think you can see which ones I mean.)

Again I think you are reading way too much into this and seeing plagiarism where there is simply common place gags. (I mean honestly how many cartoon characters have blown into their thumbs to make a giant fist!)
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Posted 10/8/11
To be fair, a lot of artists use models of real life people and clothing to use in their stories. Most people don't draw characters from strictly imagination and memory. You learn that the human form is to be practiced and yes, even copied from since Art School (what do you thing Figure Drawing Class is about?) Clothes and hair are copied from magazines to be current and more realistic, same with bodies types and poses. These can also be 'lifted' from other mangas, because lets face it, there are only so many angles and ways a body bends and can be shot from. Plenty of games do it as well, and no one really says boo about it. A character is what you make of it, not the type of body and poses it might have similar to another.

I do have a problem with outright copying, like some of the Chinese Artist do to Clamp mangas. They'll copy an entire page, flower petal to ribbons, then change the title. There are LOTS of examples, and China just doesn't have the copywriter laws to be persecuted. Nick Simmons might as well could of called his manga, Tracing Paper. He ripped off most of Bleach and even some original artists from Deviant Art. It wasn't that he was inspiried from them, he copied entire pages...and barely even changed the text.
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Posted 10/9/11 , edited 10/9/11
Nick Simmons is the biggest fail one. It's like "...........really?

Just how stupid is he?




OMG. :'D

*saves this* :'D
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