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Please don't buy this Rat Fink Sticker!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sonny Depalma, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 312

    Sonny Depalma
    Member Emeritus

    This artwork was stolen off my website and mass produced as a 8 inch sticker and sold on e-bay {I put a stop to that} I was at a local car show this weekend and seen the same sticker on an old truck. I was a good friend of Ed"Big Daddy" Roth's and have been licensed by him since 1984 and have a right to paint Ratfink. This art was done right after Roth passed away out of respect and as a tribute to his life, not to be made into a sticker and stuck on the back of some shitbox! These are still being sold at car shows across the country and until I can catch the thief manufacturing them please don't buy them. Thank You Sonny DePalma

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  2. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,751


    Consider it done or not done here my friend.

    Never did like a thief.
  3. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,258

    from California

    I don't like a theif Sonny.
  4. ClayPigeonKiller
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 203


    I've seen a few, but didn't buy any. I'll spread the word.

    Great work on the drawing though. Pretty cool to be a personal friend of Big Daddy; there aren't many that can say that.

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    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
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    Classified's Moderator

    Nothing is sacred anymore....

    I'll watch the classifieds for them.
  6. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,918


    you got it pal.
  7. AstroZombie
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,788


    Beautiful artwork Sonny, sorry to see it taken from you.

    I'll keep an eye out for them and be sure to tell the vendor he is selling unlicensed artwork.
  8. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 8,696

    from Burton, MI

    Great artwork. Thieves are the lowest form of life.....and liars. One in the same if you ask me.
  9. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,913


    10-4!!!! That sucks!
  10. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,481


    We will watch for this in our area, no one likes freeloader punks. Sorry you were comromised, take care Sonny, the rest of us respect you and wish you well. Rat Fink lives on thru you! ~Sololobo~
  11. yardgoat
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 724


    Good to know,will pass the word........................good luck to ya..............YG
  12. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    SONNY is not the only one to fall pray to this guy, myself and some others are in the same boat.......
  13. T-rev
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
    Posts: 113


    :mad:Some people are ridiculus. I will pass the word around as well. good luck with catching up to the Culprit.
  14. That's a bummer. Crooks sucks! Sonny, I have a poster of your avatar. It's a signed edition I bought from you at the Detroit Auto Rama a few years back....along with the purple people eater poster. I had them laminated and they now hang in my garage. Great artwork! I remember a badass air brushed '54 Chevy model/radio controlled car done by you at your booth. That thing rules too. You are a fine's ashame people have to steal your shit.
  15. Loppy
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 422


    Also be aware the dirtbag removed the sky on some of his thievery. I vote for the reinstatement of public stoning.
  16. THIEFS SUCK! Hey Sonny if we see them do you have a lead on the SOB makin them??headon to scottsdale goodguys this weekend
  17. jersey fink
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
    Posts: 386

    jersey fink
    from jersey

  18. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,882


    Sorry to hear this guys I will also look out for anything and let you all know.
  19. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,913


    The Hamb Posse looks to be activated, I'm in the middle of nowhere, but when I get out I'll look out... sorry to hear your talents were ripped off, that's majorly uncool.
  20. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    That is so damn fu***ng low ! Stealing designs like that is plain bullshit ! I have seen so much of thats shit going on in todays flea markets with new movies , hats , clothing and so on . As soon as they are caught , they have another one in the same place the following week . Just like a drug dealer on the corner . This is not going to stop until the police and courts start really enforcing it with very heavy fines and jail time . Then maybe these common low life thief's will think the next time they are paid by some other thief to sit in a flea market or start selling on an on-line auction because they don't want to get a very heavy fine and more jail time again ! That is a huge problem in todays society ! Everyone thinks is OK to do this and as long as the thief's keep getting a slap on the hand and probation , it will never stop .
    I can bet you these are being reproduced in some damn asian country like the rest of the shit they steal for to sell on-line and flea markets all over the country . Sad part is a lot of people buying these items really don't know they are a black market illegal copy !
    I am glad to see that was stopped on evil-bay ! Do you have a case to do something legal to the thief's that sold this ? You should be able to keep that money plus allot more for stealing your idea . Don't let this go by . Make them pay dearly for doing this .

    Retro Jim
  21. its a shame you cant toss the perpetraitor a beatin!!
  22. Havent seen any out here Sonny but If I do, that sucka's gonna' know about it!!

  23. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,612


    The website tineye is a search engine for pictures. It will tell you if that pic is on the web.
  24. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 830


    What a jerk.
  25. <FANG>
    Joined: Feb 7, 2008
    Posts: 532

    from W.L.A.

    I had a similar thing happen to a Rolling Stone Photo
    I took Altamont
    It showed up at record stores everywhere
    All I could get from store owners was they got posters from some guy New Jersey
    I wrote it off but have become more cautious when posting images online
    Hope this helps

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  26. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 312

    Sonny Depalma
    Member Emeritus

    Thank you guys for all your support, this art is very personal to me. I have my lazy-ass lawyer looking into it, the guy selling them on e-bay was not the one making them. The dick that is, removed my name as well as the sky background. This has happened before and I am just fed up with it! It's like he's sticking his hand in my pocket, and it's not to play with my balls! I put my art out there for fellow hotrodders to enjoy and will continue to do so. Sonny DePalma
  27. hotrod mike
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,689

    hotrod mike

    Sorry to hear that Sonny. Your art is your livelihood and for some douche to steal from you is just sad. I will keep an eye out in this area.
  28. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky

    Lame People!!! Sorry to hear that, so fucked up!!!
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
    Posts: 9,638

    Classified's Moderator

    Man this really irritates me. We've seen it before in the classifieds too. People selling knock off art and copies of movies and CD's.

    I don't even care if the copy write or whatever is up on it. It's just not right.

    I have a lot of Artist friends although I have no natural talent that I am aware of. Maybe because of that I am ultra aware of the gift they possess, the thought that goes into each piece and the process/es involved in getting that piece out.

    If I could ever produce something worth stealing, and someone stole it, it would be like someone stealing my wife or my dog.

    Bet your ass I'm coming for you.

    I've copied this post and stuck it to the top of the Classified "Miscellaneous for sale" forum.

    I'll use it as a reminder that this crap doesn't fly here, nor should it anywhere.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010
  30. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,188


    scumbags! I'll keep an eye open too.

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