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The World vs Todd McFarlane: Part Seven, Eight and Nine!

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The World vs Todd McFarlane


Part Seven: Gaiman vs McFarlane, Round One



“I said, what would happen next was that a jury of Americans would decide whether to trust an Englishman or a Canadian.” (Gaiman, Wisconsin State Journal, 2 Oct, 2002)
In the end, the jury believed the Englishman.
That court battle in 2002 ended with a win for Gaiman and a crushing blow to the reputation of Todd McFarlane as a fighter for creator’s rights.
On the stand McFarlane was brutalised with many inconsistencies in statements, both present and past, being revealed.
ARNTSEN: Now take the Angela's Hunt trade paperback. That was published by Image in 2000, correct? You never told Neil you were publishing that book, did you? MCFARLANE: I don't recall. ARNTSEN: That book has Neil's biography on the back of it, doesn't it? Or a synopsis of it? MCFARLANE: Yeah, a write-up. ARNTSEN: It doesn't list any other creator other than Neil Gaiman? Greg Capullo's not listed on the back, is he? MCFARLANE: No, …

The World vs Todd McFarlane: Part Six

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The World vs Todd McFarlane

Part Six: Todd Gives Neil Gaiman The Right Royal Run Around

(I had intended to give this series a little rest, but people appear more than interested in finding out what happens next, so, well, as the great 20th century philosopher N. Holder once sang, here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun)



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