Sunday, December 19, 2004

Here's a tip for aspiring commercial fiction writers: Be careful about using names for your characters based on real people. Todd McFarlane, creator of the comic book antihero Spawn, has seen his company forced to declare bankruptcy after he lost a lawsuit by a former NHLer. Personally I've never even heard of this hockey player, and I never thumbed through enough Spawn issues to remember the character in question.

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