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    DARK HORSE PUSHES 12 CREATOR-OWNED SERIES FOR SDCC, INCLUDING ‘FIGHT CLUB 2′, ‘LADY KILLER’, AND ‘HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.’

    By Andrew Wheeler

    Over the last twelve days, Dark Horse has thrown a spotlight on twelve new creator-owned titles that they plan to promote at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The series include the Fight Club sequel from Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart

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    How much of the Fight Club sequel is Cameron Stewart going to own?  

    I have no idea what people at this level of comics means when they say “creator.” I read the Image Expo keynote address, in which Eric Stephenson makes fun of corporate comics use of the phrase “creator-driven” as a marketing ploy, when that’s what he calls the “bare minimum” of what’s needed to make a comic even be readable, I guess in contrast to being “editorial-driven,” or “video-games-division-driven.” But if Marvel, let’s say, says that Daredevil is “creator-driven,” wouldn’t that imply that the direction the book takes would be dictated by Bill Everett, the creator of the character, and not the current writer and artists? Saying Fight Club 2 is creator-owned… Like, that’s in contrast to the Buffy The Vampire Slayer comics written by Joss Whedon just by virtue of licensing from a movie studio, right? BPRD is creator-owned by Mike Mignola even when Mike Mignola doesn’t work on the comic. Brandon Graham’s work on Prophet is owned by the creator of the character, Rob Liefeld. This is superior to comics and characters being owned by Warner Brothers or Disney but it seems like people use the term “creator” interchangeably with “creative people” when it suits their purposes.

     
  1. iesorno reblogged this from arecomicsevengood and added:
    twiststreet Cannot argue with your point except that maybe ‘written by a writer who wants to write this and is not just...
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  5. thomallard reblogged this from joekeatinge and added:
    Well yes, but at the same time, hasn’t the argument “they knew what they were getting into” been used to justify...
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    As a guy hired out to do another book in the same line of books as Prophet (Glory now available in a...
  8. confessions123midi reblogged this from iamdavidbrothers and added:
    My feelings about this widely vary and can be muddled, too, but I’m going to vomit out some thoughts here. It Girl and...
  9. colonel--dog reblogged this from iamdavidbrothers and added:
    I don’t think it’s quite that dire but it’s an important question to ask.
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    I agree with David re: the specific example. I think I’d still classify a book owned by a human being (or a creative...
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    I think it’s a mix of both. Prophet is a work-for-hire project on a creator-owned book. The original creator owns the...
  16. phoning-it-in reblogged this from graemem and added:
    Have been wondering this myself, especially with Kirkman’s stuff at Image where he creates the “concept” and hires...
  17. graemem reblogged this from chadnevett and added:
    Weirdly enough, I was thinking of this yesterday in terms of Image. For all intents and purposes, is Supreme: Blue Rose...
  18. chadnevett reblogged this from twiststreet and added:
    How many of the creative personnel on a comic have to own a piece for it to be considered creator-owned? Coming soon to...
  19. arecomicsevengood reblogged this from twiststreet and added:
    I have no idea what people at this level of comics means when they say “creator.” I read the Image Expo keynote address,...
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  21. twiststreet reblogged this from comicsalliance and added:
    How much of the Fight Club sequel is Cameron Stewart going to own?