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Ya Can't Erase Ink: The Creatorís Bill of Rights!

Ya Can't Erase Ink... now features some reflections on The Creatorís Bill of Rights. Here, we will feature new conversations and interviews with Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Steve Bissette, and Rick Veitch about the Bill.

We will be updating these web pages with any new material or chats that come our way concerning The Creatorís Bill of Rights and creator's rights in general. And believe us, new conversations on this topic are continuing.

It all starts with the links below...
An introduction to The Creatorís Bill of RightsÖ

A chat with Scott McCloud Scott discusses The Creator's Bill of Rights and webcomics.

A chat with Steve Bissette Steve discusses The Creator's Bill of Rights and self-publishing.

An interview with Rick Veitch Rick discusses The Creator's Bill of Rights.

A letter from Dave Sim Dave discusses The Creator's Bill of Rights, working with other creators, and self-publishing.

Al's letter to Dave Sim Al Nickerson's letter to Dave Sim addressing some of Dave's points on working with other comic book creators on collaborative projects.

A letter from Steve Bissette Steve discusses creator's rights and Dave Sim's previous letter.

A letter from Dave Sim 2 Dave comments on the other Billís foundersí interviews and chats. Also, in this letter Dave includes a conversation he started with Erik Larson concerning creatorís rights.

A letter from Rick Veitch Rick's letter responding to the previous chats and interviews concerning The Creator's Bill of Rights.

A letter from Denis Kitchen Denis Kitchen shares his insights on a comment made by Will Eisner concerning The Creatorís Bill of Rights.

A letter, or two, from Dave Sim Dave shares some of his views on the online talks concerning The Creatorís Bill of Rights.

A letter from Steve Bissette 2 Steve Bissette responds to the previous chats, online discussions, and letters concerning The Creator's Bill of Rights.
Al Nickerson's letter to Dave Sim 2 Al Nickerson's letter written to Dave Sim addressing the continuing discussions of creator's rights and including the topic of working with other comic book creators.

A letter from Dave Sim 4 Dave Sim addresses Steve Bissette's previous letter and a few points of Al Nickerson's previous letter.

A letter from Steve Bissette 3 Steve Bissette addesses Dave Sim's previous letter.

A letter from Dave Sim 5 Dave Sim addesses The Pulse thread and the topic of Colleen Doran's "What Your Publisher Wonít Tell You" pamphlet.

A letter (or two) from Steve Bissette 4 Steve Bissette responds to Dave Sim and Gary Groth's letters and online posts concerning creator's rights.

A letter (or two) from Dave Sim 6 Dave Sim addresses issues by Stephen Bissette, Gary Groth, Mark Evanier, and Don Simpson.

A letter from Erik Larsen to Dave Sim A letter from Erik Larsen to Dave Sim concerning creator's rights.

A letter from Dave Sim 7 A letter from Dave Sim to Erik Larsen concerning creator's rights.

A letter from Steve Bissette 4 A letter from Steve Bissette addressing Erik Larsen and Dave Sim's previous letters.

Al Nickerson's letter to Dave Sim 3 Al Nickerson's letter written to Dave Sim addressing the continuing discussions of creator's rights.

A letter from Dave Sim 8 Dave addresses Steve Bissetteís previous letter, comments from the Comicon.com forum and The Pulse forum.

A letter from Erik Larsen 2 Erik addresses Dave Sim's letter concerning The Creator's Bill of Rights and the Neil Gaiman vs. Todd McFarlane feud.

A letter from Dave Sim 9 Dave Sim responds to Erik Larsen's previous letter.

A letter from Dave Sim 10 Dave addresses posts from the Comicon.com forum.

A letter from Dave Sim 11 A letter from Dave Sim with links to Dave's draft of his "The Creative Manifesto" and Dave's "Fables" contract with DC Comics.

A letter from Dave Sim 12 Dave addresses comments from the Comicon.com forum.

A letter from Dave Sim 13 Dave Sim begins revising his "Creative Manifesto".

The Rowe List for the Creator's Bill of Rights The Rowe List is created by Robert Rowe to show the possibilities of the many things that a comic book priority can be turned into. The Rowe List also reminds of what a creator can lose when making poor business decisions.

The Kenmore and Nihilist-Man team-up contract An example of a contract for creators who wish to work with other creators.

A letter from Dave Sim 14 Dave Sim comments about Steve Bissette, Tundra, Neal Adams, Alan Moore, and Gary Reed.

A letter from Mark Martin Mark addresses Dave Simís previous letter.

A letter from Dave Sim 15 Dave Sim's letter to Mark Martin.

A letter (or two) from Dave Sim 16 Dave Sim addresses Rick Veitch and Steve Bissette's exchange on their comic, 1963 and Mike Kitchen's view on Dave's "Creative Manifesto 2".

A letter from Dave Sim 17 Dave Sim addresses Mike Kitchen's view on Dave's "Creative Manifesto 2".

A letter from Steve Bissette 5 Steve Bissette addresses Dave Sim's June 17, 2006 letter concerning Rick Veitch and Steve's exchange on their comic, 1963.

A letter from Dave Sim 18 Dave Sim addresses the Platinum Studios versus DJ Coffman difficulties.

A letter from Dave Sim 19 Dave shares more of his views on the Platinum Studios/DJ Coffman feud and the distribution of JUDENHASS.

Al Nickerson's letter to Dave Sim 4 Al Nickerson addresses Dave's graphic novel JUDENHASS.

A letter from Dave Sim 20 Dave Sim discusses more of JUDENHASS and the mainstream bookstore market. Included with Daveís letter is a correspondence between Dave and (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES co-creator) Peter Laird concerning the reprint rights to TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8.

A letter from Dave Sim 21 Dave Sim comments on the sale of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and itís effects on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8.

A letter from Erik Larsen 3 A letter from Erik Larsen concerning the Creator's Bill of Rights and creator's rights.

A letter from Fernando Ruiz Fernando Ruiz shares his opinions on creatorís rights and work-made-for-hire.

A letter from Steve Bissette 6 Steve Bissette shares his opinions on comic book creators and the Creatorís Bill of Rights.

A letter from Dave Sim 22 Dave responds to "Comics and Work-Made-for-Hire: Creatorís Rights", "A letter from Erik Larsen 3", "A letter from Fernando Ruiz", and "A letter from Steve Bissette 6".

Al Nickersonís correspondence with Dave Sim concerning Daveís work as a comic book cover artist.

The "Comics is Comics" editorial from AN ACT OF FAITH #9. It chronicles the "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)" panel held at the Special Edition: NYC comics convention. The panel featured a discussion between Al Nickerson, Michael Allred, and Kurt Busiek. Following that is a correspondence between Dave Sim and Al Nickerson concerning current talks on comic book Creator's Rights.

Stop by the Creator's Rights Forum to discuss this or any other of our creatorís rights topics.


"Thereís nothing magical about the guys who chose to discuss (creatorís rights) back in 1988, it was more a matter of 'SOMEONE has to start discussing this stuff' just as Neal Adams seemed to have the same sense back in the 70s. At a certain point if youíre the only one talking about it everyone just screens you out, which is why itís important that new voices chime in wherever they see a need. And which is why Iíve spent this much time on it with you, Al. Youíre the only person in seventeen years to express an interest. Itís probably your turn now. Donít be surprised if it loses you every friend you have. It still needs to be done." -Dave Sim



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