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Posted: 08 March 2005 at 5:41am | IP Logged | 1  

Yesterday I "leaked" that I have been writing a DC title under a pen name for a year. Less that 24 hours later, we have three "prongs" growing from this handle:

1) That I am inking under a pen name…

2) That I am ghostwriting -- which is using someone else's name…

3) That I'm doing it for someone other than DC.

Clearly, the best way to keep a secret is to announce it on the internet!

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Wow...I guess this is true then...someone quick! Post a list of all
titles DC has been producing for at least (or about) one year!
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OK, I just bowsed through a list of DC titles being released in
the month of March and my best guesses for a title JB could be
ghostwriting are:

Powerpuff Girls

and

Looney Tunes

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 John Byrne wrote:
Yesterday I "leaked" that I have been writing a DC title under a pen name for a year. Less that 24 hours later, we have three "prongs" growing from this handle:

1) That is am inking under a pen name…

2) That I am ghostwriting -- which is using someone else's name…

3) That I'm doing it for someone other than DC.

Clearly, the best way to keep a secret is to announce it on the internet!

Whenver we have these guessing games we always seem to have this trend where some people think the best way to find the answer is to ignore the clues.

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Andrew,

JB said he was ghost-writing a DC title. I took his post above
(from which you quoted) to be pointing out things people have
incorrectly made up about the whole ordeal. I don't think they
were clues....Maybe I'm completely lost.
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I have a strong feeling that JB will announce this title on 04/01/05. :-)

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 Joe Hollon wrote:
Andrew,

JB said he was ghost-writing a DC title. I took his post above
(from which you quoted) to be pointing out things people have
incorrectly made up about the whole ordeal. I don't think they
were clues....Maybe I'm completely lost.

So did I. I think you misunderstood my post. I was pointing out how when JB says once thing eg ("A DC Title") somebody will always ignore it and suggest something else. We had a lot of this with the Doom Patrol guessing Game. JB would say something like "It's a team book" and somebody would guess "Batman".

 

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 Joe Hollon wrote:
JB said he was ghost-writing a DC title.

Er...um, no he didn't.  He said he was writing under a pen-name.  Not Ghostwriting.

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Posted: 08 March 2005 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 9  

I thought 'ghostwriter' and 'pen name' were the same thing. Can someone edit the thread title to stop some of the confusion?

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I think a ghostwriter is like a sub-contractor who stays anonymous doesn't get any of the credit.
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 Joe Zhang wrote:
I think a ghostwriter is like a sub-contractor who stays anonymous doesn't get any of the credit.

Exactly.  If I publish my first novel as Edward Stark (shouldn't be too much of a stretch to figure out how I came up with that), that's a pen name.  If JB asks me to write part of his latest novel, but my name doesn't appear anywhere on the work (pen name or real name) then I'm ghostwriting.

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Roger,

Thanks for clearing up the symantics confusion!

I'm sticking with my Powerpuff Girls/Looney Tunes
guess....anyone else?
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Just to help clarify the difference: ghost writers are frequently used by people who wish to write their "autobiography" but are incapable of actually writing a book, such as a hot athlete or actor. They are not credited on the book.

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 Ron Farrell wrote:
Just to help clarify the difference: ghost
writers are frequently used by people who wish to write their
"autobiography" but are incapable of actually writing a book,
such as a hot athlete or actor. They are not credited on the
book.


lol *cough*
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My first guess is Powerpuff Girls, but...

Si Spencer looks like a fake name "Suspenser?" and JB has said that DC has given him free reign to deal with the magic characters of the DC Universe. At the time, it looked like he was talking about bringing them into Blood of the Demon, but Books of Magic would be another place to do it. And Books of Magic: Life During Wartime is a sort-of reboot...

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So what is this new novel JB is ghostwriting for Random House?

Its really cool that he gets inking credits on the cover.

this seems to be a good spot for an emoticon :-)
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 Jason Fulton wrote:
I always assumed that most late books were due to the artist, not the writer.
 
Which explains why Kevin Smith's books are always on time?  I know, he's the exception that proves the rule...
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Posted: 08 March 2005 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 18  

JB's writing under his old pen name was better.

Edited by Matt McAlister on 08 March 2005 at 10:16am
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 Ron Farrell wrote:
Just to help clarify the difference: ghost writers are frequently used by people who wish to write their "autobiography" but are incapable of actually writing a book, such as a hot athlete or actor. They are not credited on the book.

Nowadays a Ghost written book will often be credited like this:

by   John Smith

                        With

                       Barry Jones

Or even : by  John Smith

                                         as told to Barry Jones



Edited by John Webb on 08 March 2005 at 10:24am
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 Bill Dowling wrote:
Si Spencer looks like a fake name


Si's a real bloke with a history in both British comics (2000AD) and television (Grange Hill).

Life During Wartime is excellent though, Si writes a cracking nasty-bastard Constantine.
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Posted: 08 March 2005 at 10:27am | IP Logged | 21  

Y'know, he did put "leaked" in quotes, so maybe he is just adding gas to the fire?
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JD Finn is the only confirmed pseudonym being published by DC.
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 John Byrne wrote:
Less that 24 hours later,…

Didn't you start a thread about people using "that" when they mean "than" just a week or so ago?

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Bill be Snarky!!!
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Posted: 08 March 2005 at 11:49am | IP Logged | 25  

Didn't you start a thread about people using "that" when they mean "than" just a week or so ago?

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As a matter of fact, I didn't. The only time I call attention to typos is if I find them humorous. The thread you are remembering incorrectly was about the improper using of "then" for "than".

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