I’d always hoped I gave enough away for free, via my website and DeviantArt, to win enough favour so that people wouldn’t mess with my revenue stream.
When I started up The Apsara Portfolio, I knew that the comics I posted there would eventually find their way onto forums and image boards outside my control. That I would lose them to the internet. It’s the fate of all digital content: once you put it out there, it’s gone. What I never expected was that huge archives of my content would be collated, or how damaging to my endeavours those archives would be. Even my Patreon page is scraped wholesale, now, with anything I post there – and even the comments legitimate patrons leave – appearing on mirror pages that anyone can view for free.
There’s absolutely nothing I can do to stop it. I have neither the technical nor legal apparatus to prevent it. All I can do is make a list, Arya Stark style, and hope that at some stage in the future I gain acces