- Posted by Johanna on July 31, 2008 at 12:59 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
The Ballantine Books publication, due in October, will show “both the original and doctored Garfield strips together on the same page for comparison.” GMG creator Dan Walsh will write a foreword, and this is all with the permission of Garfield creator Jim Davis.
So I’m wondering two things:
1) Why does the press release say that the book is “inspired by the popular webcomic” instead of “collecting”? Is there some kind of legal loophole requiring the one-step-removed language?
2) How much, if anything, is Walsh getting paid for altering someone else’s work?