Borrowing other people's comic ideas and making it your own
Submitted by Rebelsun on June 7, 2004 - 10:10
Can you accept that? And if I or someone else promises that it'll be much better than the "original" product, would you believe it?
Say like Megatokyo. Fred Gallagher's comic's basic gist is that two Americans got stuck in Japan and have adventures. If I would to take that same plot, I would move the story into a different direction, and oversee my characters doing stuff like challenging a tsunami, barfighting with expatriates not unlike William Beckerson, having an ex-girlfriend stalking them, put rampaging flamethrower-wielding Scottish-accented chickens & so on.
No problem. However, how do you deal with people who complains about the "similiarities" between two or more comics, and how would I convince them that that's where those "similiarities" end?