So! Target practice huh? I wonder who's at bat?...or...er...bow? lol
...needs some practice with a bow. (:
Bet it's Link. XP
Stephan, I sent you an e-mail before but no one responded so I thought I'd submit it here instead.
I was wondering, how do you make money off "Demon Road" when it's based on a copyrighted game series? I'm interested in creating something similar (based on a game series), but I don't want to be sued in case I offer future products to sell.
First page of a new chapter! I wonder what awaits us? I hope we see more Ganon and Link friendship.
@RinaUji905: Hey! Sorry about that, we're still playing catch up for conventions right now :)
But about the comic you are making, I would suggest doing some research on the company and creator's statements and opinions on fanart, fan created work and fan sold work. Miyamoto is a well known supporter of fan projects and fan made products in artist allies and the like. He's a big fan of the fan culture and is a pretty cool guy. so long as you are not reproducing content they have created. We use our own designs, own stories, own ideas, etc. If these characters where not named "Link, Ganon and Zelda" this would stand alone as it's own thing. This is a fairly common attitude shared by Japanese creators and producers treat fans and fan-works as free promotion for their projects, though don't take this as a solid rule. We don't sell any fan-work where the creators have not supported it or requested that they not be sold.
Hunter's sister has a Dragon Riders of Pern fan comic, and the creators have made it very clear on their stance on fan-works and while it is not illegal to create the fan-work, she can not ask for support or sell it in hard copy anywhere. There are few creators who outright deny the ability to even create fanart let alone done anything with it but they are also out there. Anne-Rice is a fairly notable creator like this.
The best advice I can give you is to do a bit of research into who owns what (including licensing and the like in your own country) and decide for yourself whether or not it's a good idea. We don't really make any money off this, we don't see a profit and the comic puts us into a bit of debt, but we do it because we love it and want to keep making it, so I hope you do your project regardless of the money angle, it's very rewarding <3
Alright, thank you for the information and advice! I plan to do it regardless of money issues - I just wanted all the information ahead of time, just in case! :D