No Creator Credits On DC’s 3D Covers… Or The 2D Ones Either (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Yanick Paquette has asked me to add the following statement:

I feel this thing has been largely blown out of proportion and my early overly harsh judgment didn’t take into account facts that I was unaware of.

As I looked into my monthly comp copy to find out that all the Villains Months cover didn’t sport the usual creative team credit, as an artist, I was angry, even though I personally didn’t draw any of it. I went Online and vented my deception.

I didn’t know back then the exceptional circonstances in which these particular books got put together. These spectacular 3d covers needed to be printed MONTHS ahead of the time for a timely shipping. They look great, but the trade off is to have them print way before assembling the creators team for the interior.

This is Obviously not a typical DC behavior toward their talents and I personally always been treated with the utmost respect. I should have suspected some production constrains had made it impossible to do usual cover credits and forced DC to bend the rules on this one.

Hopefully that should rectify things and stop all that Drama.

Still, I wouldn’t mind sharing my credit covers with my colorist Nathan Fairbairn in the future . :)

Original Article:

Yanick Paquette is the artist who helped relaunch the Swamp Thing comic in the New 52. Right now he’s not happy about the lack of credit on the 3D Villains Month covers from DC in September.

 

 

Well, let’s have a look. I was certainly wanting to give DC the benefit of the doubt. As we pointed out yesterday, there were considerable changes to creative credits between solicitation and publication of the titles and the covers had to be printed long in advance. Also I understand there were already problems getting the barcodes to work on the 3D covers, getting the credits to work may have caused similar issues. But surely that wouldn’t be a problem with the 2D covers?

But for some reason, it has been. There are no creator credits on the 2D covers either, it seems.

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Also, The Joker swapped hands for teeth and gun….

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