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Francesco Mattina accused of plagiarism


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Extremely popular cover artist Francesco Mattina has been again accused of plagiarism. He was caught doing this a couple of years ago, and Marvel stopped working with him because of it. DC however has been using him for multiple covers a month over the past year. He seems dead set on ruining his career. 



https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/01/10/separated-at-birth-francesco-mattina/?s=birth
 

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While DC has yet to comment, a big event has already dropped him.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/01/11/fan-expo-megacon-remove-francesco-mattina/

There are more examples at the link. These are more than simple homages, but in most cases seems to be trace overs. It's really sad because I really liked his work. But the sheer amount of tracing is too much to look at the older stuff the same again. He is easily one of top 10 artist out right now too. Shame.

 

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Holy shit. That is blatant! He really did just paint right over the originals, didn't he? That's really sad. I just checked his Twitter and some of his fans are actually defending him, saying people use "reference" images all the time. But he's clearly just slapping fresh paint on someone else's entire vision. That's really not cool. 

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