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Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2010 08:13 pm
Peter Pan and the Ghosts of Neverland


Here’s a little thing that Tavisha and I are currently stitching together. It’s a comic series called Peter Pan and the Ghosts of Neverland. It will be 6 issues, 24 pages each issue, and the first issue will be out sometime in 2011. SLG Publishing is the publisher. Here is a brief synopsis:

The pixies of Neverland have befriended Peter Pan for as long as he can remember. But truly, they are not Peter’s friends. Whenever a child says they do not believe in fairies, a fairy of Neverland drops down dead. What better way for fairies and pixies to keep themselves safe from oblivion than to imprison upon their magical island a child who will believe in them forever — a child who will never grow up. Every day is a new world to Peter, and under the fairies’ spells he forgets the faces and names of the Lost Boys and pixies who have played and died by his side. But one night, a hundred years after Wendy Darling first found Neverland, Peter starts to realize his life is only an illusion. The pixies, in their panic, decide Peter needs a more familiar distraction to keep him linked to Neverland — and so they look to the spirits of long deceased friends, ghosts whose squabbles once kept Peter’s interests far better than any living Lost Boy: Tinkerbell and Wendy.

I shall post updates as we get closer to release.

-Rikki

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dlobok
dlobok
Sucker Love
Wed, Nov. 24th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)

I want this more than you can understand.


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rob_t_firefly
rob_t_firefly
Rob Vincent
Wed, Nov. 24th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)

I never really got into Peter Pan, I always wondered what everyone saw in the story that I didn't. I think you may have just added it.

I look forward to checking this out!


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fionacat
fionacat
Fionacat
Wed, Nov. 24th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)

Isn't SLG still looked after by one man and his dog.

And the dog died?


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ozverela
ozverela
Я Алина и со мной на ты:)
Wed, Nov. 24th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)

Great news! Have "Shutterbox" vol. 5 and 6 been printed already?


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drlaurac
drlaurac
drlaurac
Thu, Nov. 25th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)

I will for sure have to put this on Alex's comic pull list!


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pentagramdreams
pentagramdreams
Katty
Thu, Nov. 25th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)

This sounds awesome! Really looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing the info!


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ruggels
ruggels
ruggels
Thu, Nov. 25th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)

What a great Idea! Faeries were never friends.

Scott


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dragon_badfaith
dragon_badfaith
Kyla Rayne
Sat, Nov. 27th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)

*fangirls all over the place* I am so looking forward to this! I'll snatch them all up! But really the concept is very intriguing and I am curious to see what you guys have done.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Dec. 24th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Peter Pan

I don't get hung up over much but...Barrie willed the copyright in perpetuity to the Peter Pan material to a children's hospital in Britain. Due to Euro copyright laws being the way they are, material of a certain age was ruled public domain after a certain amount of time, irregardless of whether it was being still actively used.

When the rights on Peter Pan expired around 1989 or so, there was a rather sizable damning article in one of the literary magazines at the time about how many people, publishers, businesses and corporations were waiting for the rights to expire so they could rerelease old material out of the vaults and a sizable amount of new material based on the characters Barrie had created now that no money would go to the charity fund.

Love Tavi's and your work, casual but long-time fan checking in on the progress (or lack thereof) of Shutterbox (heck, I bought SIH:Reality Check back when it was self-published from Tavicat) but I probably won't be buying these new Peter Pan books.


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rikkisimons
rikkisimons
Rikki Simons
Fri, Dec. 24th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Peter Pan

Oh, relax.

I'm not sure I understand your reason for posting this. Is it to make me feel like a monster who steals charity funds from Great Ormond Street Hospital or are you trying to make me feel like an ass because ShutterBox still hasn't found a new publisher after Tokyopop cancelled it? Either way, that's pretty sleazy and despicable of you, so it's probably best that you posted this anon.

I'm aware of the rights to Pan -- and from what you posted, more aware than you. Are you aware that SLG wants to offer a percentage to Ormond, despite the fact that they don't have to? Are you aware that I want them to too? Obviously not, because you didn't ask, you decided to wag your finger at me instead.

In America, Canada, most of Europe, and Australia, copyright ends 70 years after the death of the author. At the end of that period, a work falls into public domain. There is no such thing as perpetuity in copyright. It's due to works falling into public domain that culture advances. It's why you can listen to Motzart without paying his descendants. It's why a existentialist play like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead can be written about two Hamlet characters nearly 500 years after Shakespeare's death.

I'm writing this story because I want to make a comment about a character and a world that I love -- a character and a world that was created by a man whose mind I adore.

If that enrages you so terribly then there's nothing I can do for you.

-Rikki


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(Anonymous)
Sun, Apr. 3rd, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)

OH HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!!! I am officially excited! It looks wonderful and I've decided to blow all of my college money on every copy....Ok well maybe not...In fact I probably won't be doing that at all, but I will at the very least buy one of each issue!^-^ May I ask when you will be publishing your new edition of Ranklechick? I'm going to go absolutely insane if I don't get it soon! Also I wish to say thank you to you and your lovely wife for being so very nice to me at the Invadercon and for signing my copy of Ranklechick. It meant a great deal to me. Oh, and your paintings are wonderful! My mom bought me an original of yours, but won't let me see it, yet! Anyways I'm unsure as to how to end this comment so, I guess I'll just wish you the best of luck and hope to meet you again someday.^-^

Sincerely,
A very silly person


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