So during the whole Conan/Leno debate, I was on Conan’s side. After the “I’m With Coco” graphic was made I thought I’d make one of my own. So I made this:
You can see the original post here: http://timmelideo.tumblr.com/post/331503040/conan-leno-by-me
It got posted on the I’m With Coco Facebook fan page, as well as several news blogs. It was even used by a protestor to make a sign.
Then later, when the TBS announcement was made, I made this:
Then when the official Team Coco website started going up, I couldn’t help but notice an extreme similarity to my idea and their new official logo. Which, after watching the first episode of Conan, is in the opening credits!! It’s also all over their website.
I have brought this up on some other blogs before and some people are with me and think it is a blatant steal, others say that his hair is so iconic that it isn’t that crazy for someone else to come up with the same idea. I think that it is too coincidental, seeing the popularity of my image on the internet and it being on places that were seen by the Team Coco people. I’m not really asking for money, but it would’ve been nice to have been asked or to have some recognition. The “I’m With Coco” portrait image is hanging up in Conan’s office. I’m sure he asked that guy for a print.