Carlo Caparas’ classic komiks series “PIETA” is getting a lot of buzz lately because of a new adaptation of it TV. There are a lot of other news about it elsewhere, but the one thing that’s never mentioned in any of these reports is the co-creator of the original PIETA komiks series, artist Steve Gan. Is he even compensated as a co-creator of this series? Last I heard he wasn’t.
Another thing that many people don’t know is that Steve also co-created PANDAY, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the numerous news articles written about that.
It’s like a Spider-Man movie which credits only Stan Lee as the creator and Steve Ditko completely forgotten and uncompensated. Or a Watchmen movie forgetting to credit and pay Dave Gibbons. Abroad there would be outrage. Here in the Philippines nobody cares. Who cares about Steve Gan if he’s forgotten and uncompensated? Well, I do. I wonder if there’s anyone else out there who do.
Unbelievably, someone would even think I’m the bad guy for even mentioning it. Unbelievable.
Further thoughts on this subject:
Credit Where Credit Is Due