I still mentioned the Author (so to speak) of the comic. Not sure, by legal standards, that I even crossed the legal law. I did not show it off as my own, nor did I not mention the artist.
If you consider mentioning “the Author (so to speak)” as scanning the comic and hosting it yourself, mentioning the name of the comic and the author’s name being a scribble on the comic itself then, yes, you did mention him (so to speak).
If you really want to know, this could fall under rules #8 (you named the comic but did not provide the link to the site - you didn’t even cite where you got the comic from originally which was obviously a non-web source) and potentially under rule #3.
Yes, this is a copyright violation if the comic’s author and/or syndicate wanted to push it. There is a reason this recent comic is not on the official site and will not be until two weeks after its publication. The syndicate gets “first dibs” on the work they are paying for and part of that agreement is that the comic is not to be shown through another source (print or web) until two weeks after it is published by the syndicate.
What you have done is illegally scan a comic and post it online. One thing that can be used to offset this is to provide a link back to the official site for that comic. It doesn’t matter that the comic you (illegally) posted is on the site or not. The other thing is that it is not being used to make money. (Well, it is kind of since Alex has ads on the site.)
In short, if you’re going to post something - especially someone else’s work - please provide a link to where you got it from. If you remember and were around, this exact kind of thing is why we now have the forum rules written out and posted.
And I asked politely originally and politely gave a reason why I was asking. There was no reason to get defensive (and post and post and post and ramble on about it). All that needed to be done was to provide the link that I asked for (and had to provide - and edit in - myself). If I ask you to do something in an official capacity I’m usually doing it for a specific reason and will happily share that reason. Please understand that there is a valid reason I’m asking it and do it. Thank you.