#552 - The Past is What You Make It

#552 - The Past is What You Make It

So, we've gone to a temporary Wednesday-Only update schedule. Does it suck? A little. But hey! Some comic is better than no comic!

At this rate, you'll only be 87 by the time this comic wraps up.

Wanna get us up to 2 pages a week again? The absolute best way to help us is SUPPORT OUR PATREON! More money = more time for Atari to focus on Arting!

So anyway, yeah. Some robots went back in time. That's probably never been done before, like, ever.
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8.9.2018, 9:32 PM
Casanova (Guest)
Wait... didn't IJQ say that you and the team couldn't make any amount of money whatsoever in any relation to the fan revival?
8.23.2018, 9:49 AM
So technically I won't be making any money on this. I am however paying an artist, which I like to think is supporting an artist who's worked hard his entire life to develop his skills and is able to actually use them for a job-- which so many talented artists in this world are unable to do. I hope that any artist can appreciate the struggle and see that this is an opportunity for someone to rise above that struggle, if even only a little bit.

Thank you for the comment!
8.24.2018, 9:22 PM
Keep good records, make sure the artist really is work-for-hire, and I think you'll be fine.

Think of how many fan projects do generate profits indirectly (re: Patreon) and more or less avoid major issues with the companies that own the original product. Simply put, unless you're raising a lot of money or make yourself so big that someone feels they have to sue or lose the rights to the original work... they'll just be burning money hiring a lawyer, let alone going through with anything.

If you do get a cease and desist, I wonder if you could tweak things enough to make it a "transformative work". Say by having the player finally get the re-release. How many times did an old game have major changes when adapted to a region? How often does a scene get reanimated in an HD edition? ;)
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