Johanna Draper Carlson: “Pirated Comic Brings Greater Sales…”

Excerpt from Most creators, when they find their work prominently displayed online, pull guilt trips or threaten or even take legal action.

Not Steve Lieber, a good guy who gets the internet. When the entire graphic novel of Underground (a recommended read of this site) was posted at 4chan (archive link), one page at a time, he didn’t freak out. Instead, he figured there was an upside to the event, and he began participating in the conversation, letting fans interested in the work know where they could buy it and correcting misunderstandings about comic publishing. The result?

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