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“Are You Avatarted?” Part Two of Two: This ain’t no Star Wars, this ain’t no disco…

  Last time I talked about AVATAR’s 3-D ambitions and why I think the whole 3-D trend is a rip-off and act of desperation on the part of the studios to get you into the theater and away from your TV. (At least, until they perfect 3-D TV and can sell you more equipment along with a new library of films to supplant your existing DVDs and now Blu-Ray discs. Shades of vinyl, 8-Track, cassette…

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FOOM!

Welcome Jim Shooter fans!  If you like comics, there’s lots to enjoy here!  Take a minute or two to browse around!     I found this wonderful old magazine and thought I’d share.  

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“What is RIGHT with RIGHTS?” – Part 2

Last time we discussed (well, I answered, you sat and read) queries regarding copyrights and original artwork. Mainly, what rights you the collector of art have when buying a piece of published artwork. (Short answer: pretty much none, other than displaying it for private purposes or when selling. But there’s over 1350 words more that go into detail.

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“What is RIGHT with RIGHTS?”

I’ve been a member of a Yahoo! Group for comic book art collectors, artists, fans and dealers for probably ten years now. (The group, or “list” as it’s usually referred to, originated long before Yahoo! even had Groups; it’s called “Comicart-L”, and I’m guessing the “L” is for List.) One of the most frequent threads that shows up, usually a couple or more times a year, is about rights. No, it has nothing to do…

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Writing vs Art?

Let’s get right into it… So here’s a question I hear debated all the time: Which is more important in comics, story or art? I can answer that in one word: WRONG! The phrasing isn’t correct. You see, the art is PART of the story. That’s why art in comics is also called “storytelling” and artists are often called “storytellers.” You simply cannot read the story in a comic book (or “graphic novel” if you…

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