Master Illustrator Neil Adams chimes in about artists' rights. It's not a new subject of course, but check out the crude comments that some readers left in the comments section. They say more about the 'industry' than the low pay rates ever will.
I'm Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer (TM) in the year 2000, same year I registered the domain www.zombieracer.com, and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet. So now it's just all over the damn place. Anyone using this trademark without proper authorization subjects themselves to possible legal action. -especially if you make any money off of it.