mr. monster finds a leaf

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mr. monster finds a leaf

Post by kiati2000 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:20 am

i'm working on putting together a mini-anthology of comics with mr. monster and this is the first part of one of the strips. i still think it has some narrative kinks and probably needs more panels of the setting. any advice or suggestions you guys have would be a great help! :o

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Post by uminthecoil » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:32 pm

lol...that's just wonderful...:)
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Post by Greg T » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:51 am

Very nice, but you may wanna check on the copyright for Mr. Monster. Pretty sure Michael T. Gilbert owns it.
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Post by kiati2000 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:22 am

Greg T wrote:Very nice, but you may wanna check on the copyright for Mr. Monster. Pretty sure Michael T. Gilbert owns it.
Copyright is not an issue because as long as items are entirely unique they may have the same title. It would be an issue if I copied his actual work and then released it.

Trademark is however a bit more tricky since he does have a logo trademarked. I have e-mailed the U.S. Trademark Office to check this out, but I believe that either if my logo looks different or if I simply take out the period after "Mr" it should be fine.

Thanks for the warning though! :D
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Post by rodguen » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:54 am

:D Very very nice.
There seems to be some inconstencies in continuity in the "falling leave" page.
Also,i don't quite understand what he thinks of ,nor why, in his ballons
when he's into that pile of leaves.

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Post by bluebottle » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:49 am

very cute, liked it
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Post by Mac McCool » Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:55 pm

Cute, but I had the same problem Rodguen had about the falling leaf/thinking section. RE: the trademark issue, you shouldn't invest any money into your series until you're SURE you're OK. It'd be a shame to owe a printer $$$ for something you cannot sell because of a trademark dispute.

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Post by weatherwise » Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:21 pm

The issue with trademark is always whether the resemblence is close enough as to create confusion and thus damage the business of the trademark holder. I would expect there wouldn't be a lot of problems here.

Of course, Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster is very closely based on a Golden Age Canadian character that he used without copyright clearance, so he wouldn't really have a whole lot of business taking up a moral high ground on this.
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Post by yuria » Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:47 am

I love the monster but you already know about it :)

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Post by i.am.jamie » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 pm

i love this. only thing i would add is a large panel after the tire and before the leafs of him flying in the air.

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Post by Ayo » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:58 pm

I like your wandering, meandering monsterdude. I second a couple of the points about storytelling confusion (when he launches out of the tire--that threw me--and when he's thinking).

Also, shouldn't the rake's shadow be connected to the tip of the rake when leaned against the house?
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Post by complete2 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:36 am

great work. very cute/funny.
i dont think this moster would scare me. hehe.

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