Quran Burning Reactions, 'The Losers' Movie, And Indie Book Ownership In Today's Twitter Report

The LosersA Florida church's decision to burn copies of the Quran has a few vocal opponents in the comics industry. Creators like Paul Cornell and Dwight MacPherson who dedicate their livelihoods to making books made their feelings on public book burnings crystal clear via tweets.

In the world of film, Gail Simone finally got around to watching "The Losers," and Andy Diggle agreed with her on at least one point of criticism. Find out what that was below, as well as how a few different artists and writers feel about splitting ownership when they partner up with someone on an indie book.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for September 8, 2010.

"The Losers" pt. 1: @GailSimone Finally watched The Losers, @jock4twenty and @andydiggle. It was fun, but I wish you guys had written it.

-Gail Simone, Writer ("Birds of Prey," "Wonder Woman")

"The Losers" pt. 2: @andydiggle @GailSimone My thoughts exactly!

-Andy Diggle, Writer ("The Losers," "Daredevil")

@Paul_Cornell Hard to express how angry Koran burning in the US makes me. How did people like this steal the name 'Christian' for its exact opposite?

-Paul Cornell, Writer ("Wisdom," "Captain Britain and MI: 13")

@D_MacPherson If you REALLY want to make a statement, set yourself on fire. #bookburnings

-Dwight MacPherson, Writer ("Sidewise," "The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo")

@JeffLemire Casey and Finnegan http://twitpic.com/2men5d

-Jeff Lemire, Writer/Artist ("Sweet Tooth," "The Nobody")

Ownership pt. 1: @davidlafuente problem with being indie is having to BE indie, right? :) yeah, I believe colorist/letterer/editor are creatives who deserve ownership %

-David LaFuente, Artist ("Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man," "Patsy Walker: Hellcat")

Ownership pt. 2: @ronmarz @davidlafuente I agree with you. Artists I work with on creator-owned stuff get 50% of the property. Anything else is shabby treatment.

-Ron Marz, Writer ("Green Lantern," "Witchblade")

Ownership pt. 3: @kierongillen @davidlafuente Royalties I can go with, as a general rule. Owership, as a general rule, is trickier.

-Kieron Gillen, Writer ("Thor," "Phonogram")

@HackinTimSeeley I got eye strain last night from drawing too many tiny boobs and butts. Can't wait to explain that one to my doctor.

-Tim Seeley, Writer/Artist ("Hack/Slash," "WildCats")

Deep Thought for the Day:

@SteveNiles Finding out one of your dearest friends used to be a clown really makes u reexamine your life. It’s kind of a betrayal if u think about it.

-Steve Niles, Writer ("30 Days of Night," "Criminal Macabre")

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