More on Jack Kirby/Marvel Comics: What Is Co-Creation?

The latest must-read post from Steve Bissette on the issues surrounding comics creation, co-creation, collaboration and credit:

Bear with me, now, as we pursue the meat of the matter—creatively, legally, morally, ethically. Let’s table conjecture for a time, and just talk about facts—or, at least, one set of facts as set out by two co-creators of a number of comicbook characters. What goes into co-creating a character, when a writer and artist collaborate?

Taking the first of two calculated risks for this single post, let me take the plunge and offer two examples from my own personal experience that seem relevant, especially since they were characters co-created in 1992 to quite specifically echo and honor the Jack Kirby/Stan Lee and Steve Ditko/Stan Lee creations of 1962–1963 (along with a few favorite characters of that era by other co-creators, and from other publishers). Bear with my seeming coy, however, since the prominent co-creator of these characters has formally insisted his name never be cited, his credit never again lettered or printed.

Read the full post here at Steve Bissette’s blog:
More on Jack Kirby/Marvel Comics: What Is Co-Creation?

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