Thursday, May 28, 2009

Companies who steal from artists!

I know we've ranted about this before but it keeps happening, so we're ranting about it again!
It drives us crazy to hear about an artist, no matter what medium they work in, who's art has been used without their permission by another artist or company to make a product to sell with out giving them credit for it or paying them commission for using their idea. I realize we function within a capitalist system and that competition and doing more with less is the name of the game but how about doing that will a little bit of integrity! Taking someones art and using it without them knowing is stealing, period. There's no rationalization or motivational corporate sound bite that can justify doing that. At that point you've reduced yourself to a low life bottom feeder!
What makes it easy to for big corporations to get away with this kind of thievery is that most artists don't have the financial resources to legally go after these larger corporations so there's no consequence for them doing it. And on top of that many consumers are unaware that what they are buying is a knock off and so they're making money off of it too with little investment.
So if you see a product that looks like it might be a knock off, please do the right thing and don't buy it and do what we can to keep the rights and money for these works of art in the right hand, the one's who created them!

Thanks for listening!

Xane and Dane

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On!

Do you love anything to do with Rockabilly! If so you've got to check this out!

Let us know what you think!

Morbidly yours,

Xane and Dane

Monday, May 25, 2009

Celebrating those who have served!

Just wanted to take this opportunity on this Memorial Day to send out a thank you to all the men and women who serve our country and to celebrate the lives of those who have given their life while protecting our freedom and the freedom of others.

So hopefully you work for a company who has enough patriotism and sense of honor to allow you the day off to take a moment to do just that. If not, shame on them and you should come down with a good case of honor-itis and not show up today, heh heh.
The youngest Dravor was kept out of school today for that very reason and yes I said school.
They didn't close today in order to make up for a snow day. I'm sorry but for a government entity on any level to to be opened on a day that remembers those that died to allow us to have the freedoms we enjoy is shameful! The Dravors were peeved about that so the little one was kept out today for honor-itis.
I understand that for many this is just another day just to sit at home and maybe do a cook out and have a few friends over for an extended weekend. Which is great, that's a way to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, we do some of those things ourselves. With all of that though please do take a moment or two to remember those who have served and are still serving our country.
We often take our freedoms and the opportunities we have for granted. And yes our country is not perfect and not everyone has equal opportunity no matter how you slice it but it's still the best system out there and we should take time to remember that.
So go out and enjoy those hard won freedoms today and don't forget to hug a Veteran or Soldier and let them know how much you appreciate what they do!

Xane and Dane

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's ALIVE!!! Grab the kids, tell the neighbors, dig up a friend and read this!

Xane and Dane have been banging around the crypt working hard and we just wanted to share a little of what they've put together.

Xane has put out a new article on Handmade News in the Craft Trends Dept, where we darklings finally get a bwahahahaha over on the light and fluffy side!
To read more, check it out here!

Dane has been hard at work reading comics, eh hem, and proof of his hard work is here on the review section of Comic
If you love the artwork of Ben Templesmith, of "30 Days of Night" fame, you'll love this new comic he's putting out in conjunction with writer Chris Ryall.
To find out more about it and to read Dane's review follow the link below.

For other craft news go to

For news, headlines and reviews of your favorite comics and more check out

Morbidly yours,

Xane and Dane
and whatever that thing is that just crawl out of the drain pipe. Looks like they've been experimenting again!