fieldy snuts wrote:
Oh yeah, I caught that. It still seems like trying to get blood from a stone though. An installment plan or getting %age of future con profits seems more workable. The $17k is peanuts compared to the real amount he's liable to, but it still seems unrealistic unless he ends up living in a cardboard box.
Well, he doesn't have to pay anything yet assuming he will appeal as he has stated he intends to, and fans are donating a lot of their hard-earned money to bail out a guy who's barely written anything in over 30 years and has gotten in dutch with Marvel for making money illegally using other artists' work for his own gain, which would never even have happened if he hadn't sued a half a dozen companies.
I mean, I'm as sympathetic as the next guy--more than, in a lot of cases. And I know a lot of good people in financial trouble themselves right now, through no fault of their own whatsoever. Gary Friedrich has some complicity, to say the least, in the mess he's in. You know what they say about investments? The bigger the potential gain, the bigger the risk involved? Friedrich assigned himself an awful LOT of risk when he sued all those corporations in 2007 after so many years, and also when he mass-produced his own line of Ghost Rider merch to sell to fans.