- Posted by Johanna on November 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Laura Hudson collects some disturbing thoughts on the recent book Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan.
In short, the book is credited to the designer, with the actual artist of the manga, Jiro Kuwata, mentioned only inside the book. So does this make Chip Kidd the modern-day equivalent of Roy Lichtenstein, co-opting comics he thought were cool under his own name?
Update: Chip Kidd responds in pissy fashion:
I am heartened that you all have such concern for Mr. Kuwata’s welfare. So here’s a question: where were YOU for the last thirty years, while he was languishing in obscurity both here and in his own country? I won’t bother waiting for an answer.
How DC of him, to suggest that there’s a time limit on accurate creator credit.