For some reason, my post about Gallery on Baum's terrible Ernie Bushmiller forgery is getting a lot of hits via Facebook today. Since I don't have a Facebook account (I know, right?), I can't figure out where it's coming from. Can some Pony Pal track down this FB post and tell me what's going on?
In thanks, I'll post a recently acquired *real* 1959 Bushmiller drawing, featuring Aunt Fritzi in a negligee, tomorrow.
UPDATE: it might be a user named Shaun Clancy? Or Terry Beatty? Again, I can't see this stuff, so screenshots would be greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: Thanks much to Pony Pal Nelly, who located the post by Terry Beatty.
I ended up laying off Gallery on Baum, because despite my best efforts, few people seemed to care, and that includes the law enforcement officials who simply ignored my efforts to expose this fraud. :( I regard this as a personal and professional failure. DOUBLE :(
However, I just looked at GoB's eBay page, and everything they're selling at the moment is genuine, so maybe they've cut it out with the forgeries? I like to think I gave them enough of a "Google Problem™" to put an end to their vending of forgeries. So perhaps that's a victory of sorts after all?
UPDATE AGAIN: Terry Beatty, a very talented cartoonist, responded in the comments to this post. Perhaps we can revamp this investigation? I'm frankly pessimistic, but we'll see.