Accusations of DC Comics Artists Using Artificial Intelligence

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Posted in: Batman , Comics , Comics Publishers , Current News , DC Comics | Tagged: AI, Artificial Intelligence

Many people are against the use of AI in comic book creation. Here are three recent examples of DC Comics highlighted on social media.

Summary of the article

  • DC Comics is facing scrutiny over artists’ potential use of AI in comic book artwork.
  • Recent DC artwork has sparked accusations from social media showing inconsistencies.
  • Artists like Andrea Sorrentino and Jingxiong Guo respond to AI accusations.
  • DC Comics has a policy on original artwork because of AI art copyright issues.

Many people are against the use of AI in the creation of comic book artwork. For undermining the character of some artists, for stealing work from certain creators using pirated versions of art, and resulting in lawsuits against major companies creating AI art. But from a corporate company’s point of view, there is a huge financial risk that the work created cannot be copyrighted by the publishers in question. They don’t own it. And so, if published art is verified to have been produced with an AI prompt, anyone can use it without permission or payment. And with Batman in the public domain in ten years, if a Batman comic was created with AI, one could republish it without payment or permission. Todd McFarlane There was a recent victim, but we were able to prove it. What about those you can’t?

A few weeks ago, the writer and designer James Leach Accused Andrea Sorrentino of using AI in recent problems Batman. At the same time, Andrea Sorrentino Posted on Instagram, a video showing a bit of art in action in one of the competing panels.

Leech wrote at the outset “First, there are the usual tell-tale signs – strange anatomy, mistakes not humanly possible. Strange hands, the Joker being torn madly in one panel and wasting away in another.” .. her stray nipples!… This style change becomes more suspicious when you note that a lot of basic brushwork appears to have increased – notice the repetition in shape on the big black strokes in the first image, the red in the second and third. K Dubs. If you really are this painting, why the stinginess here?”

“This photo in particular feels like a prompt that has been edited to look Jokerish. Why the washboard abs, ripped jeans and boots? Hardly screams “Joker”. Smart move is hiding the hands. , though….another thing that stands out is how low in resolution the “painted” panels are compared to the rest of the art. Notice the pixelation and JPEG artifacts compared to the smooth speech balloons and unpainted art. “

This was Andrea Sorrentino’s apparent response on Instagram.

In response to these tweets, social media is gaining popularity. James also looked at another panel. “Here’s a good example of apparently carefully painted art being altered too early, probably because it didn’t suit the intended purpose. The brush strokes around it are cut and pasted hairs. Sharp outlines around, repeated elements”

Twitter poster Dibujante de mierda Also posted my experiments with AI art software and got very similar results to the published panels. “As soon as I looked at these panels, it gave off a hint of AI, so I did a test. And that’s what Bing did. It looks so similar to its results that it’s just a coincidence. And it’s Only with Black C… I mean Catwoman.”

“One of them is an actual Batman (#143) panel made by an alleged well-known artist. The other is made by an AI after I wrote the description (then I added the text). Can you guess? Can you guess which one it is? F- CK YOU @DCOfficial for hiring someone like that and promoting such a blush tee.”

James Leach added: “Because it has reached such a wide audience: I don’t share these kinds of suspicions lightly. I know it’s a big deal, I know people have been falsely accused before. This is why I spent time researching when someone raised the possibility, and highlighted all 3 issues. Separately, some of these points can be dismissed. The fact that all the different Telling symbols are lumped together, with changes that suggest the artist didn’t create the original artwork… Multiple artists also face accusations of AI recently, it’s clear that comics. Companies need a vetting process if they want to make a stand for real artists. The world is changing, and it’s going to be hard to tell.”

A DC Comics spokesperson told indy100: “DC Comics has a longstanding policy that all artwork must be the original work of the artist. We are looking into the details of this situation.” DC Comics hasn’t told me anything else since. But this is not an isolated concern. Tumblr user Sorantes Asked about the recent cover by Jungxiong Gu For DC Comics, for Wonder Woman and Power Girl.
“Let’s start with the Power Girl cover: at first glance it looks okay, but if you look closely you can see the inconsistencies. Are those weird ribbons? Or hair? Just from her head and belt. There are such studs but it’s just confusing to look at. The belt itself is very inconsistent. The hair ends in different places than the rest of it. There are lines in weird places.”

“And for the Wonder Woman cover, I admit, I don’t think I’ve seen that many, but there are still areas where it looks weird. Her “W” belt lines are inconsistent. Her arms. Off/The lines on the gauntlet thing have no symmetry all over the place/And the symbols on his shield don’t really look like anything and they fade away.” While others highlighted its Shazam cover with similar reasons.

He was also well discussed on social media. After a while, Jungxiong Gu posted the following sketches on his Instagram page, as if to respond to such claims.

While Jordan Jabruni Post your observations“It appears that DC Comics and Dorling Kindersley are using AI art on the cover of their new book ‘DC Cinematic Universe: A Celebration of DC at the Movies’…” and posting the following…

But you know what? Different AI detectors work differently…

Speaking of which…

Basically nobody knows anything right now. And with anyone being able to make a claim, it can be useful for any artist to start taking photos of their work, or recording videos of their digital process. Until people start claiming that those process videos are fake, and people start offering services to create fake process photos for AI-generated images. This is going to get much, much messier.

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