Erik Larsen wrote:
No. I am absolutely not cool with any publisher publishing my work from Savage Dragon.
Ok. Scratch the part about the issues of the SD ongoing series being included.
Would be you cool if Michael Dooney's two Dragon/TMNT crossover one-shots, and maybe the Dragon/TMNT story from that mini-comic that was inserted into a line of action figures from Playmates Toys, and possibly the scene from the SD/Destroyer Duck one-shot where the Turtles fight "Specimin Q" (none of your characters appear in that short sequence, but you did ink that comic, so you may feel somewhat protective of it) were reprinted by IDW?
I can understand your reservations about Dragon and co being showcased/mentioned on the book's cover/back-cover copy/advertisements/solicitation copy, especially since the Turtles are now the property of Viacom, a mega-conglomerate which isn't necessarily creator-friendly, but I think it could essentially serve as free advertising that could potentially make a fair amount of people aware of Dragon. But I'd guess it would come down to how fair the deal was.
I'd rather have *them* give Erik permission to use it. It drives me crazy that because her story plays out in the Mirage part of the crossover, Virago is just this unknown chick with a crazy hairdo who peeps on Dragon and the Turtles in the Image collections.
Or maybe... future collections could have a one-page summary of their meeting, like what Erik did with Wildstar in "A Force to be reckoned with"...?
I'd like to see that too, frankly, but, alas, Erik has stated in the past that he's not interested in seeing Dooney's SD/TMNT one-shots included in the SD Ultimate Collections.
Tell you what--let's let them ask about all this rather than have me answer any of that here. Thus far nobody has showed any interest in reprinting the books. And really--you're not negotiating a contract here so this is somewhat pointless.