Thor: New Beginnings artist Manuel A. Carmona is on a bit of a mission, after noting the growing trend of artists selling unlicensed prints at conventions of properties they down’t own. He’s written a blog post on the subject, pointing out potential legal issues and the difference between such activity and commissioned work.
He also offers some alternative suggestions as to how artists can make money at such events.
“As an artist myself, I’m all for artists making money doing what they love to do,” he says, “but when my colleagues decide to use properties that don’t belong to them and make money off of it… I have a problem.”
Manuel Alejandro Carmona is the Co-Founder and President of Truthful Comics and President of the non-profit organization Comics For Christmas. His credits include Thor: New Beginnings, written by Darian Korvach and he was penciler on the sequel to Captain Action‘s first story from back in the 1940’s.
His credits include the cartoon strip “Life With Zombie” written by Matt Herring, illustration work for the Disenos del Arte Inc. ad agency and Santillana Publishing, where he worked on various educational and children’s books.
While 2015 sounds like it was something of a bad year for Manuel he’s nothing if not determined to succeed and his main focus at present is creator owned Project: New Wave to be published under his comic book imprint Truthful Comics.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.