McGee’s Alice Rip

I’ve been visiting this site for at least six months, but I never thought I’d have to post here…

I’m currently situated in an area around Tampa, and every day, I read the free newspaper, Tampa Bay Times (“TBT”). I flipped through, and then, something, dead center of the page caught my eye. I squinted my eyes and brought the paper in close, and yeah–American McGee’s Alice!

I’m not sure if it was traced or thrown through some filters in photoshop, flipped, and other knives added, but I’m damn surprised no one caught it… Now, I did call up and the manager was unavailable, but the woman who answered looked at the add and her voice sounded very shocked (but it may have been my imagination). Still, I scanned it in for you guys–maybe someone can get in contact with that manager…

Rip (click for larger):

The rip

Originals (pre and post CG; click for larger):

Edit: It’s apparently a small cafe (as expected), but does that make it right?

Also, someone pointed out that the Cheshire cat’s tail is still visible on her dress. I laughed pretty hard once I actually looked and noticed that. Also, if you look closely, the astrological symbols are still on there as well.

13 comments

  • It’s a mom and pop cafe.

  • It cracks me up that they Photoshopped the knives and stuff in, but they didn’t bother to get rid of the chunk of cat tail on her dress.

    And, it does look like some kind of “goth” indie coffee shop. Who wants to buy sandwiches from a murderous Alice anyway?

  • “with with”

  • “Astronomical” symbols? Unless there are pictures of rockets and telescopes that I’m not seeing, I think you mean “astrological”.

  • Ha! That one is undeniable, and so odd.

  • I have to say that since it’s just a little flyer for a mom and pop and these things happen all the time for club flyers, show posters and such, that this is under my care radar.

    Also, the source art sucks so hard that it makes it nearly impossible for me to give a shit.

  • Seriously no one here was trying to say the image was original artwork…I am the person that was spoken to on the phone and I was not shocked when i saw the add i though it was funny, nor did I say this image was an original. I simply said i am sure he found the image and thought it would make a funny ad…we support the art scene and would never try to hawk something that is not ours as our own.

  • “the source art sucks so hard that it makes it nearly impossible for me to give a shit.”

    WTF!? This is not an art criticism site, the work is a rip and that is enough.

    tom if you are too lofty to give a shit then why, your highness, even comment?

    dickhead

  • Supporting the art scene is not using someone else’s image without their notification or reimbursement unfortunately E.

    Sad how people think it’s funny to steal artwork and ideas, until it happens to them anyways.

  • I’m sorry to read that someone actually believes “supporting the art scene” includes ripping off an artist. It’s not “funny” or cute (or even legal) to dilute the value of someone’s art work by using it for your own purposes. Yes, even if it’s just a small cafe. Please reconsider your practices, and if you REALLY want to support the art scene…PAY AN ARTIST TO DESIGN YOUR ADS. Don’t be a jerk.

  • That was such a cool game, the ending was quite good too (most game endings suck).

    I don’t get it though, why would I want to go to a cafe that is advertised by a little girl brandishing four knives? I mean they make food and such there so I guess Alice kinda looks like a chef, but :S It just comes across as strange.

    Anyhoo a definite rip thanks for the post Vhnm :D

    - Liq XOOXOXO

  • E, you are entirely missing the point. You are using someone else’s work without their permission to make money. That’s both unethical and illegal.

  • E said, “I simply said i am sure he found the image and thought it would make a funny ad…we support the art scene and would never try to hawk something that is not ours as our own.”

    Nowhere there does it say that supporting the art scene means ripping off work. In fact, it says quite the opposite. RelorAranel, Delia, and Matt, you are all morons. Please, learn to read.

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