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Creator's Rights Discussions / "Frank Miller got me thinking..."
« on: April 26, 2017, 06:17:48 PM »
"Frank Miller got me thinking..."

I share some recent thoughts about comic book Creators' Rights.

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Comics Is Comics / Hollywood Jesus just did a review of AN ACT OF FAITH...
« on: December 22, 2015, 01:05:42 PM »
Hollywood Jesus just did a review of my comic book, AN ACT OF FAITH...

"Nickerson does a wonderful job of telling his readers the story of the Ark, allowing these books to be great gifts, even for kids who maybe don’t know a lot about the Bible. Combined with  characters that are easy to relate to, even if they are superheroes, and highly detailed drawings. Graphic Novels live and die by how the drawings add to the story and the An Act of Faith series does not disappoint. Characters are distinct and unique, and the world they inhabit is crisp and fun."

http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/book-review-an-act-of-faith-8-9-the-ark/

#anactoffaithcomic #comics

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From Jeff Dee (Monkey House Games):

In 1979, Jack Herman and I wrote Villains and Vigilantes - a superhero tabletop role-playing game. It was published by Fantasy Games Unlimited, Inc. In 2010, we learned that FGU Inc. had been dissolved in 1991. By the terms of our agreement, the rights to the game were to revert to us in the event that the company ever stopped doing business. The company's old president had never informed us of his company's demise, and had continued to sell our game under a DBA as Fantasy Games Unlimited. We told him to cease and desist, but he refused, and we had to go to court. Our claim that he has no right to publish our game has been upheld, but he is still fighting us on the trademark to the name of our game. We need to win on that count too, else we'd have to change the name of our game which has had a big fan following since 1979. And we're running out of money. So, we began a GoFundMe to raise funds for our legal battle. If you would, please let other people who champion the rights of writers know about our fundraiser. Thanks!

https://www.gofundme.com/monkeyhousegames

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Comics Is Comics / Another audio interview with Al Nickerson...
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:49:50 AM »
Andrew Rowland and I had a nice, lengthy discussion concerning comics and art. We talked about AN ACT OF FAITH, the comic book industry, working in comics, and my teaching about the art of making comics.

You can listen to the interview here or at YouTube.

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Comics Is Comics / "Wake Up and Draw"
« on: November 29, 2014, 09:49:58 AM »
August 28th was Jack Kirby’s birthday! In celebration, Hero Initiative held their "Wake Up and Draw" day event. I was asked to participate. So, I drew Nemish-Man smacking a slimy-looking Skrull! At least, I hope that it's a Skrull. Hero Initiative posted my illustration on E-Bay for auction...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wake-Up-and-Draw-Kirby4Heroes-drawing-Al-Nickerson-Iron-Man-/301415855882?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item462dc8f70a

 All proceeds go to charity.

‪#‎WakeUpAndDraw‬

‪#‎Kirby4Heroes‬

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Comics Is Comics / AN ACT OF FAITH #9 now on sale!
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:39:13 PM »


AN ACT OF FAITH #9 is now on sale at iVerse Media.

I posted some preview pages to AN ACT OF FAITH #9.

Here's the solicitation for AN ACT OF FAITH #9:

AN ACT OF FAITH #9 is the second half of the two-part 'The Ark' storyline. In the 1980s, there were two failed missions to find Noah's Ark. On the first mission, Professor Jack led the super-hero team, the Protectors. On the second mission, the Protectors went without Professor Jack. The second mission ended terribly. For decades, Professor Jack blamed himself for the failed missions. Now, in hopes to make amends, Professor Jack takes Nemish-Man, Crusader Girl, and Kid-Cockroach to Mount Ararat to retrieve Noah's Ark once and for all!

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Comics Is Comics / I was interviewed by Graphicly Christian...
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:27:07 PM »
I did an interview with the friendly folks at Graphicly Christian. We chatted about AN ACT OF FAITH, my career in comics, and Christian entertainment (or the lack thereof). It was a rockin' interview. You can listen to the interview here...

http://graphiclychristian.com/al-nickerson-creator-of-christian-comic-book-an-act-of-faith-interview/

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I posted the two-page "Comics is Comics" editorial from AN ACT OF FAITH #8. It contains a correspondence with Dave Sim concerning Dave's work as a comic book cover artist...


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"Bill Finger's granddaughter speaks out after DC's WonderCon remarks..."

ATHENA FINGER RESPONDS: "75 years of Batman! No one could have predicted the longevity and the continued relevance of this comic book hero that has become a cultural icon when my grandfather, Bill Finger, collaborated with Bob Kane back in 1939.  My grandfather has never been properly credited as the co-creator of Batman although was an open secret in the comic book industry and is widely known now.  It is now my time to come out of the shadows and speak up and end 75 years of exploitation of my grandfather, whose biggest flaw was his inability to defend his extraordinary talent.  Due to what I feel is continued mistreatment of a true artist, I am currently exploring our rights and considering how best to establish the recognition that my grandfather deserves."

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Reed Expo, which sponsors the New York Comic Con every year at The Jacob Javits Center, is doing a smaller version of the convention this June at The Jacob Javits Center called Special Edition: NYC. They asked me to participate in the convention. So, I’m putting together a panel titled "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)."

The Special Edition: NYC convention will be Saturday, June 14 to Sunday, June 15. I don’t have the exact time and date for the panel, but I’m supposed to be receiving that info by May 19th. If you‘re going to be attending the convention, then feel free to stop by to check out the panel.

Here’s my "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)" panel pitch that I submitted to Reed Expo for the:

There seems to be more and more comic books owned by the artists and writers that create them. We have Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and self-published comics. The creators that make such comics don’t have to answer to an editor. They can write and draw the kind of comic books that they want to write and draw. This is much different than the work-made-for-hire comics that are being published by the likes of Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

Has the advent of digital comics helped creators make their own comics? Is self-publishing a viable alternative for creator-owned comics? Does the freedom of webcomics play a part, as well? What’s the future of creator-owned comics compared to corporate owned comics? Do the readers gravitate to comics based on the creators? And how can aspiring artists and writers get in on the action of creating their own comic books? 

http://www.specialeditionnyc.com/

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Comics Is Comics / AN ACT OF FAITH and Free Comic Book Day...
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:43:17 AM »


In celebration of Free Comic Book Day, AN ACT OF FAITH #1-4 will be available for FREE to read from Friday (today) until Sunday (May 4th)! AN ACT OF FAITH is a downloadable digital comic available at iVerse Media:

http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/series_comics.php?id=com.iversecomics.messianic.comics.an.act.of.faith.series

AN ACT OF FAITH #8 will go on sale next Wednesday (May 7th) through iVerse Media.

Stop by the AN ACT OF FAITH website for preview pages and news about the graphic novel series:

http://anactoffaithcomic.com/

#FCBW

@ComicsPlus

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Comics Is Comics / AN ACT OF FAITH #8...
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:15:09 PM »


AN ACT OF FAITH #8 is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday May 7th, through iVerse Media.

I posted some preview pages from AN ACT OF FAITH #8:

http://albert.nickerson.tripod.com/anactoffaith08preview.html

Here’s the solicitation for issue #8:

AN ACT OF FAITH #8 begins the two-part "The Ark" storyline. It’s 1984 and Professor Jack leads a team of super-heroes in search of Noah’s Ark. Will the team locate the Ark? (And while we’re on the subject, does the big boat even exist?) Find out why the expedition becomes Professor Jack’s worst mistake and what all of this means to Nemish-Man, Crusader Girl, and Kid-Cockroach. Learn all about the origin of the mysterious Ninja Spider! Special Bonus: Al Nickerson and Dave Sim’s recent correspondence concerning Dave's work as a comic book cover artist. "The Ark" Part 1 is an excellent jumping on point for new readers.

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Comics Is Comics / AN ACT OF FAITH #7 is now on sale...
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:39:46 AM »


AN ACT OF FAITH #7 is now on sale at iVerse Media…

http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/series_comic_details.php?product_id=com.iversecomics.messianic.comics.an.act.of.faith.seven.english.01132014

This is the third and final part to "The Return of the Green Knight" storyline. (Next issue, ish #8, begins "The Ark" storyline.) There's even more preview pages of this issue at iVerse Media.
 
Here's the solicitation for AN ACT OF FAITH #7: "Nemish-Man and Crusader Girl go to Hell!"

I posted some preview pages from AN ACT OF FAITH #7 on my website, as well…

http://albert.nickerson.tripod.com/anactoffaith07preview.html


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