Les Tortues Ninja


An action page from the French translation of my 1989 graphic novel, THE RIVER, starring the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.

  1. Zack Blackstone January 18th, 2010 7:09 pm

    Hey Rick, I remember you saying in your Comic’s Journal interview that you refused to sign some sort of diabolical contract regarding use of your work on the Turtles. Was this translation done before you ran into such problems, or has all that been cleared up now? Or was the contract about toys based on the characters you created?

  2. Rick January 19th, 2010 8:32 am

    My Turtles work was done under a creator ownership agreement; small up front page rates and a 50/50 split with Mirage on the back end. This French edition got in before Mirage tried to change the terms with an after-the-fact Work For Hire agreement.

  3. Zack Blackstone January 19th, 2010 7:35 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but a 50/50 split is a great deal in comics ( or any ) publishing…of course it couldn’t last…like Epic…or Tundra. Such anomalies, but Rick Veitch WAS THERE!