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Piccolo draws comics of tweets

A couple of weeks ago, I pointed out that Paul Sabourin was matching Kanye West’s tweets to New Yorker Cartoons. Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo is taking it one step further and drawing original cartoons of other people’s Twitter tweets.

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#1 Jeff Stanson
August/18/2010
@ 2:36 pm

Best idea yet to make tweets useful…

#2 Eddie Pittman
August/18/2010
@ 3:59 pm

I’m curious, at what point does this become copyright infringement? Don’t get me wrong, it’s brilliant and very funny, but isn’t there a chance artists are getting carried away and stealing the words of others to create comic content?

#3 Dave Stephens
August/18/2010
@ 4:06 pm

Good question! Can I take any Tweet and draw it or are some Tweets copyrighted?

#4 Eddie Pittman
August/18/2010
@ 4:20 pm

According to U.S. copyright law, everything we create is copyrighted at the time of creation. In theory this applies to Tweets as well.

#5 Darrin Bell
August/19/2010
@ 1:04 pm

I’ve been drawing my tweets for a while. To me, Twitter’s a focus group. When something I’ve posted gets retweeted a bunch of times, that tells me there’s a strip in it.

#6 Stephen Beals
August/19/2010
@ 2:17 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if we see bumper stickers or T-Shirts with stolen Tweets on them.

“Stolen Tweets?” What have we turned into?

#7 Scott Metzger
August/19/2010
@ 5:32 pm

I was thinking the same thing.

I mean, why not make it *really* easy and steal from a professional comedian? Like, say, Jim Gaffigan? His Tweets are consistently funny. It?s one-stop shopping (okay, stealing) for comedy gold.

?I like to think of guacamole as Mexican peanut butter.? – © Jim Gaffigan

“For Father’s Day, my four-year-old son gave me a crayon drawing. For Christmas, I think I’ll draw him a picture of some presents.” – © Jim Gaffigan

“Why is diarrhea so hard to spell but so easy to get?” – © Jim Gaffigan

#8 Scott Metzger
August/19/2010
@ 5:33 pm

my comment was referring to Eddie’s comment (#2)

#9 Eddie Pittman
August/20/2010
@ 10:54 am

@Scott I think you might stumbled onto the solution and that is to just put a copyright symbol after everything we post on the web. maybe Twitter can allow a few more characters above the 140 so we can all protect ourselves. ;) ? © Eddie Pittman

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