Shelley Lee sent us an email this morning letting us know that the estate is fine with us using our image and requests a liner note that says:
Cover Painting by Brittany Pyle (an homage to Roy Lichtenstein's Kiss V)
This, of course, is what we initially offered to do before finding out our artist did NOT paint it as an homage, but as an appropriation of the graphic novel image. And Ms. Lee's response to this offer was "It's not an homage. It's a copyright violation." We don't know exactly what she saw or read, but she included a P.S. that said:
"For your information, someone who was familiar with your album cover notified us."
We're not quite sure what they would've notified her of, but all it boils down to is that WE WON!
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.