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  • Beware DAQ/ DACantero


    SynthShark
    • Who: DaQ/ DACANTERO
      Where: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/daq
      https://www.deviantart.com/dacantero
      https://twitter.com/tashunkauitco?s=20&t=8WO141xQe1X4i267gscowQ
      When: 03/19/2022
      What: Commission


    Hello there!

    So a few months ago me and a friend of mine where commissioning a few people in the Artist Ally at Texas Furry Fiesta On the Saturday We went to DAQs booth as we both liked his vintage style. I ordered an inked traditional piece with one character which came out to $50 USD I paid with cash at his both as he had a sign taped next to the price list stating "cash only please" I paid cash and went about my day. The con went well and after I got emails from all the other artists I commissioned except him, I waited a bit longer and still no response, I got a bit suspicious and worried as all the other artists I commission where finished and sent me completed works, all of these where digital and DAQ was traditional which was a bit more odd as I should have been done around the same time if not a bit earlier.

    I messaged my friend as well to see if they had gotten any response back from him in regards to their piece and they where coming up empty handed as well. I decided to contact one of the emails that where listed to see if I was queued or he at least knows about my commission but that did not work as well. (I'd like to note as well the friend I was with also did the same thing to no response.) I waited a bit longer and still got no response from both email and other forms of communication. At this point I went with a last ditch effort and contacted the head organiser of the artist ally to see if they might have a different email then the one I was provided, they where kind enough to help me and sent an email on my behalf to the one they had on file, and they to came up empty handed as they never got a repose back when they sent the email out on May 20th. At this point I was getting more worried, a few people mentioned to me that what if someone was impersonating him at the convention and informed me to make a public tweet on the matter to clear things up I did so as well on June 7th and have still not gotten a repose back. However during so I did find a comment on Furaffinity from another artist in the artist alley saying he will be making the trip with DAQ as he will be picking him up from a bus station in Texas. 

    As of writing this on June 20th There has been no response from either of the avenues I or other parties have reached out to him on. I am not to sure what to do, and I am wondering if the convention has some kind of Claus or protocol for this where I am able to get my money back, if not it would be a shame to not get some form of recoupment and I hope this artist will be further banned from participating in TFF

    And now some photos 


    Here is a photo of the price list on his booth, I got the inked version, to the left you can see a bit of the cash only sign, no receipt was given as well
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    Here is the email I sent out to DAQ, just a simple hey just checking in email
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    And here is the email exchange with the head of the TFF artist alley. (big thanks to them for helping)
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    Furaffinity posts confirming he was in attendance there

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    And lastly my public tweet seeing if I can reach out to him that way. Ironically I found his Twitter when he liked a piece I commissioned at TFF, his Twitter is still active as well

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    And that is currently it, so far I have had no responses in awhile and I am hoping something a bit more public will be able to help out but idk. Hopefully this beware is alright and have a good day! 




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    Ha!  I didn't know he was actually OUT THERE doing this.  Assuming it doesn't violate the rules to add a personal addendum, I will say Daq has owed people on the internet commissions for years.  Since he wasn't posting on the internet I figured he was sick or possibly dead.  https://www.deviantart.com/dacantero/journal/AC-funds-751216601   I ordered one from him based on this and he disappeared shortly afterward, and you can see other people leaving comments on his various pages upset about the same thing. 

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    10 hours ago, bimshwel said:

    Ha!  I didn't know he was actually OUT THERE doing this.  Assuming it doesn't violate the rules to add a personal addendum, I will say Daq has owed people on the internet commissions for years.  Since he wasn't posting on the internet I figured he was sick or possibly dead.  https://www.deviantart.com/dacantero/journal/AC-funds-751216601   I ordered one from him based on this and he disappeared shortly afterward, and you can see other people leaving comments on his various pages upset about the same thing. 

    Yea saw a few angry replies on his FA page. Wonder what made him come back for a brief moment for some convention in Texas 

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