Last Thursday, Shoot The Breeze reported that BOOM! Studios would be publishing a graphic novel titled Husband & Husband in May 2019. Today, however, that decision was changed as it came out that the comic’s creators traced artwork for a new project titled Spellbound which had been on Kickstarter, now canceled.
Ngozi Ukazu’s comment on the tracing can be found here
It has come to my attention that @HusbandsTweet is tracing Check, Please! They have a funded @kickstarter (now at $14,000), and basically do not care about the optics of white men profiting off of the ideas and work of black women. pic.twitter.com/2m7ACvv1nM
— ☆ Ngozi ☆ (@ngoziu) October 31, 2018
BOOM!’s announcement of the cancellation is here.
In light of recent circumstances regarding a separate project, BOOM! Studios has decided to no longer move forward with publishing HUSBAND & HUSBAND.
— BOOM! Studios (@boomstudios) October 31, 2018
While it is disappointing that Husband & Husband will not move forward, plagiarism in any form cannot be condoned.