I’ve been contacted by Ronie Midfew Arts (Widmore fine arts?). Recently, I was the recipient of a signed and numbered print of Paul Scheer’s gorgeous Damon, Carlton, and a Polar Bear black velvet painting. Needless to say, this has become one of my most interesting pieces of LOST memorabilia. Even more so following the bizarre events of yesterday, and the emergence of the nefarious Ronie Midfew Arts. As you all know, Ronie Midfew Arts claims to own exclusive rights to produce LOST artwork, and is trying to put our jubilant friend Paul and his exquisite interpretations of LOST on the next donkeywheel turn to neverland. Well, now, it appears the conflict as struck home. Ronie Midfew has contacted me via their assistant Alexandra Miller with regards to my print – I still haven’t figured out where they got my address – asking for my cooperation. I have one thing to say: F U Ronie Midfew!
I’m publishing their letter before for your examination. You may note a few things, first that there is a website for Ronie Midfew, www.RonieMidfewArts.com. Seems like a happening place, if you are into splash pages. Something big happening on the 16th, though. The day after 8/15 (815!), which is the day Paul is due to release his next piece of art. Personally, I can’t wait to see what Paul comes up with. Also of interest is the line that “Our firm understands that you have the print, and whatever happened, happened.” So, obviously they subscribe to the self consistency principle. Midfew also requests I don’t make any copies. To which I respond, again, F U Ronie Midfew! I’m not only making a copy of my print, I’m posting it here and I’m also including the note from Paul Scheer, which hangs right next to my print in its own decorative frame.
Ronie Midfew, you can bring your worst. Short of taking a trip back in time and somehow preventing Paul from producing the painting in the first place, you might as well be trying to stomp out fandom itself. We are fan. Hear us roar. In our unity, we will defeat your heinous attempt to quash fan-art – particular fan-art like that of Paul’s, that transcends the ‘fan’ and achieves the level of ‘fine.’
Damon, Carlton, and a Polar Bear – Click for Full Size!