Happy Birthday guys!
One is my big brother, and one is my big influence, and they’re both born June 12th. (**Neal’s birthday is actually June 15. I think some fan site had posted the date wrong, as a number of people were wishing him Happy Birthday on the 12th —Keiren June 2012)
If you don’t know that Neal Adams has done more for creator’s rights than anyone in the history of our biz, then shame on you. And if you didn’t know that Neal has done more for the ongoing popularity of such characters as Batman and the Joker, than anyone other than Finger and Kane, then you don’t know your history, and later in the week, I’m going to be schooling you with a Neal Adams Top Ten (stay tuned).
With his work as both chairman and board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and his pioneering articles on copyright law and trademark (available on his websites, and downloaded hundreds of thousands of times), Brad Templeton has been watching over your online rights as a creator even when you didn’t know he was. When the comics world goes all digital over the next few years, you’ll have Brad Templeton to thank for helping make it possible.
Neal’s 70 today and Brad’s 51, and I’m privileged that I know them both. You guys should be so lucky.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, you BONUS Neal Adams Moment: