Read the full story, The Crypto Crew: Bullying From Dr. Ketchum?, here:
You will see that the loyal crew of the Ketchum Project are rapidly jumping ship, and for what appears to be good reason.
The deal is this: Evans drew a nice Bigfoot face from a blurry photo provided by Melba Ketchum. They never signed a contract. Nothing was ever paid. No rights were transferred. It is clear in copyright law that an artistic rendition inspired by a photograph is the property of the artist, not the photographer. In this case the details had to be added as the original image was not very clear. This further cements the artist's clear rights. Here is that drawing, The "Ketchum Head":
|Drawn in 2011, inspired by a photo.|
|"Come On," Ketchum! Drawn over a year earlier, from witness description.|
Here is some email between Alex and myself:
ALEX EVANS: "...she provided a photo of a bigfoot face, which was a good photo, but still, small and when I blew it up, had little real detail I could use in a practical way, so I did my best with it and made a drawing, which I just called ketchum head for reference. I will send that to you as well. Anything else I can help with this controversy, just let me know, I'd be happy to lend some truth to what's happened.
THIS BLOG: So, no legal issues with K are legitimate??
ALEX EVANS: No, none.... I never signed over any copyrights to my drawings or signed any sort of agreement with her.
What, weren't all those hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wally and Adrian enough for you, Melba? Despicable. Does she really even care about Bigfoot? Or is she just in this for the money and fame? I'll let you decide, but know that some of her most loyal associates are now saying it is clearly the latter.
IMAGES ABOVE ARE COPYRIGHT BY ALEX/ALEXA EVANS, AND USED WITH HER PERMISSION. THEY ARE NOT OWNED BY MELBA KETCHUM, SO NEENER-NEENER TO YOU DNA DIAGNOSTICS.