On Comics: Serialisation

April 28th, 2010 | comics talk

Brief notes at my board about comics, serialisation, free gifts, etc:

…it’s the long haul of novel production, rather than the fast fiction of serialisation. I was talking to someone about 2000AD the other day, and how I’d love to be published weekly , and in Britain, and on newsagent shelves: but, of course, 2000AD doesn’t offer creator ownership (except in one or two very rare cases), and, frankly, it’s not like 2000AD does so much with its IP that there would be any financial gain in giving them the rights to new material…


6 Responses to “On Comics: Serialisation”

  1. If you want to do 2000AD just to have done 2000AD theirs nothing wrong with that.

  2. Oh good grief, is 2000AD still going? Please do something in 2000AD, it’d be a great excuse to buy it again.

  3. “(except in one or two very rare cases)”
    even YOU can’t be the third ?

  4. Off the top of my head, the one or two cases in question would be Harry Harrison and Danny Boyle, the key factor being that existing material from another medium was being adapted under license.

    So probably not.

  5. I hadn’t thought of them, heh. John Wagner and Alan Grant were the two I was thinking of.

  6. Arthur Ranson is another one.