Thursday, June 25, 2009

discuss: "zombie" comics

I bought some Tin Tin hardcover books at a comic book shop. They were wrapped in plastic and so I was unable to peruse the books before buying them. When I got home and looked inside, I immediately knew I was not looking at the drawings of Herge. The book was labeled and the drawings were signed Herge. I feel duped by the Herge Foundation which is behind it.

Why am I so outraged at my Tin Tin situation but just shrug off comic strips like Garfield which display signatures of the original creators but are no longer produced by them?

Is cartooning the only art form where it is acceptable to sign one artist's name to another artist's work?

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