* Though I'm hardly the world's greatest Barry Windsor Smith fan, I do love his work, and happily jumped at acknowledging one of my fave Smith comics delights when Alan David Doane invited me to offer something to his current preview of
* Al Nickerson, bless him, is continuing to post the exchange of letters concerning the Creator Bill of Rights, and Dave Sim's latest neatly summarizes a few of the key issues and brings the 2005 conversation to a neat juncture. It's waiting for you at
Al also accelerates the process by posting
The intent now, for 2006, is for this exchange to yield a number of 'boilerplate contracts' that Dave, Al and others are proposing as viable templates and/or alternatives to the 21st Century status quo the environment currently seems to be settled into. For this process to yield anything of value, the active participation of more than the few thus far involved would be invaluable, if members of the standing comics community have the werewithal to do so.
More on this later today and tomorrow...