Geez, I hope not.
It hasn’t bit me yet. *knocks wood*
Google me. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
See? Just boring storyboard blog stuff.
No drunken photos of me licking people’s faces, making obscene gestures or my leg draped around strange men.
No videos of me lip syncing to AC/DC, swilling beer or screaming curse words.
All that stuff is safely tucked away in photo albums and video tapes on my bookshelf.
Right where they should be.
That they are only on my bookshelf is one of the benefits of being an old fart. No camera phones and YouTube when I was in my twenties.
Thank friggin’ gawd.
Well now that I’ve opened myself up for my friends to post my dirty laundry on Facebook, I’ll get to the point.
What would happen if I Googled you?
Because you know, that’s what bosses do these days. And Human Resources people. And your co-workers.
Just something to think about.
I bring this up because of a little thing that happened to someone I know. He’s a storyboard artist too.
We’ll call him Mr. X (because I’m so damn original).
Turns out Mr. X was the subject of a post on some fairly famous comic book artist’s blog recently. (At least I think he’s fairly famous. I’m not really up on my ‘famous comic book artists’.)
Anyway, Famous Comic Artist Guy found the online portfolio of Mr. X. And lo and behold, it had some of his old storyboard drawings on it. Apparently Famous Comic Artist Guy used to do storyboards too.
So he called out Mr. X in his post and people left all sorts of nasty comments about Mr. X because he was passing off this guy’s work as his own.
On the Internet.
Pretty dumb, huh?