Quote from potato_of_pendelhaven »yeah i agree its the artists fault, i just dont think people should ignore the fact wizards are more and more haphazardly pushing out their products, and not vetting artists is a symptom of that. so is the record number of bannings in the last 4 years.
and in a way, ultimately it IS WOTCs product. if theres plagiarism in it due to their contracting standards, that is on them.
i mean they barely playtest cards anymore, they print half a douzen different versions of any given card now, they change plane every set just so people dont get bored. they throw together makeshift sets like ikoria just from art they have lying around. and unsurprisingly the game is in an almost unplayable state in products like arena.
'its all subjective' is a go-nowhere statement tho. of course it is, everything is. but if you prefer the poorly rendered, washed out modern digital art with its total disregard for color balancing or restraint in detail, over the incredible art that used to be created for this game, then you factually speaking dont have much knoweledge in this area
K, like thats just your opinion man.
While its his fault, vetting and pushing out product have nothing to do with anything here.
At 139 cards deep why would you continue to vet him? You dont like modern card art, or his style, or that card, whatever we get it.
There are plenty of well done, iconic, cards in his repertoire.
He was lazy and got caught, appropriate actions were taken. There isnt some great plot here.
There is no way, or enough time, to research every piece submit versus the entire internet.