bringing a better tomorrow for the comics
We believe that a strong union of the comic book creators will help secure a better future for the comic book industry within the global entertainment and marketing industries it thrives.
The Comic Book Creators' Guild will strive to set new standards for the conditions under which the creators work, including the institution of retirement and medical benefits, legal counseling for newly created properties along with informative research of the fast changing arena of copyright law for existing ones, emergency funding for the support of colleagues in distress and the establishing of our own publishing, marketing and entertainment arms as a base from which to help provide creative and financial independence for the creators.
To this end we come together, the comics' first union of its creators, to usher in a more hopeful tomorrow for the comics.
We invite all comic book creators, from all genres, to join this effort for the rise of The Comic Book Creators' Guild and help bring this better tomorrow for the creators, for the comics - and for the world we make the comic books for.
"It's one thing to value fair play, but quite another thing to be dragged kicking and screaming into enforcing it in your contracts and conduct, over the course of decades. The record for the treatment of comics creators is frequently depressing, extends back through the history of the medium, and is too long to get into here in any great detail. Suffice to say, if comic books were a comic book, it's pretty clear who the heroes and the villains would be for the majority of the title's run."
Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter, March 6, 2005
In a commentary on the current litigation over the
rights to the ownership of Superman.