Creative Conundrum LinkBlogging: Two Tricky Questions

Should Paul Levitz be credited as the sole creator of the Huntress? That’s how the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon has it. Don MacPherson tries to track down the reasons behind omitting artist Joe Staton, although he runs into some dead ends.

Another tricky question: should more writers buy books? In the comics arena, I’ve met people who really want to make comics but don’t read them widely. (Which, in the case of “idea guys” who don’t know a lot about writing but have that “really cool idea!”, may mean they’re not familiar with when or how their concept has been done before.) It can be expensive, but reading for a writer should be considered an investment in their career. In this case, literally, as a literary magazine is requiring a receipt for a book purchase from anyone submitting to them. It’s a fascinating idea.


2 Responses to “Creative Conundrum LinkBlogging: Two Tricky Questions”

  1. Joshua Says:

    Frickafrackin’ spammers

  2. Hsifeng Says:

    Johanna Says:

    “…It can be expensive, but reading for a writer should be considered an investment in their career. In this case, literally, as a literary magazine is requiring a receipt for a book purchase from anyone submitting to them. It’s a fascinating idea.”

    Interesting stuff.

    Whenever I borrow books from my local libraries, the librarian or self-scanner prints out a receipt listing each title and due date.

    Whenever I recommend that a local library purchase a book via its network’s online catalog, I can opt to have an email copy of the request sent back to me (and then I can print it out if I wish).

    Would that magazine accept either of these as proof of reading and of supporting the sales of literature…?

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