Yeah. It sucks, the lack of royalties in particular, but they seem to be pretty upfront about it.Esrever wrote:Sure! But if Archie's tremendous business sense is bringing in heaps of cash for them, they certainly aren't passing any of it down to their creatives, who are the pretty much the lowest paid in the industry.
The one area I can sympathise with is Penders getting no recognition, monetary or otherwise, when BioWare used a very thinly veiled version of the Dark Legion in Sonic Chronicles. But at the same time, that's the biz!
And it really doesn't help when he then proceeds to say:
(Scourge the Hedgehog, who debuted after Penders was fired, is a re-named/re-designed version of Evil Sonic - Sonic with shades and a leather jacket.)Ken Penders wrote:And before anyone asks, yes, Scourge is also off-limits as he is derived from a character I created. (I may not be able to use that character either in this instance, but that doesn't mean SEGA gets automatic ownership either, given the current circumstances.)