Friday, May 11, 2012

Stan Lee on Creator’s Rights...

Above: Comics legend, Stan "The Man" Lee.

In an interview, Stan Lee shares his opinions concerning comic book Creator’s Rights:

Then I ask him if he feels, in general, that the comic-book industry has been fair to comic-book creators.

"I don't know," Stan says. "I haven't had reason to think about it that much." Five-second pause. "I think, if somebody creates something, and it becomes highly successful, whoever is reaping the rewards should let the person [who] created it share in it, certainly. But so much of it is — it goes beyond creating. A lot of people put something together, and nobody really knows who created it, they're just working on it, y'know? But little by little, the artists and the writers now are a different breed than they were, and most of them, if they create anything new, they insist that they be part owners of it. Because they know what happened to Siegel and Shuster, and to me, and to people like that. I don't think it's a problem anymore. They make much more money than they used to make, when I was there. Proportionately.

"Everybody thought that I was the only one that was getting paid off, but I never received any royalties from the characters. I made a good living, because I was the editor, the art director, and the head writer. So I got a nice salary. That was all I got. I was a salaried guy. But it was a good salary. And I was happy."

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Monday, May 7, 2012

180 Movie...


Podcasting: The Avengers Movie and Creator's Rights...

The Avengers movie is taking over the world. A new video by Mike Kitchen and Blair Kitchen "talk about conventions, and The Avengers Movie, and Creator’s Rights, and other comic stuff." At the 22-minute mark, the Creator’s Rights website,"Ya Can't Erase Ink...", is mentioned. For me, in regards to comics, there’s nothing more important than the treatment of comic book creators.

For more information about comic book Creator’s Rights, visitYa Can't Erase Ink... Here, we will feature conversations and interviews with Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch, and others about The Creator’s Bill of Rights and other Creator’s Rights issues.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Free Comic Book Day!!!

Don’t forget about Free Comic Book day… which is May 5th.

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