Getting the chance at 40 to make up stories that other people would draw and other people would then read is pretty weird.
I have consumed so many Weisinger-era Superman comics that they ooze back out through my pores!
I started a publishing company just so I could get the phone numbers of everyone that I'd ever admired.
I'm always really comfortable writing strong, smart ladies. That's kind of my bailiwick.
I'm doing a couple books at Dynamite. I'm writing Doc Savage over there.
When I signed onto 'Superman,' editors Matt Idelson and Wil Moss gave me a rough outline that JMS had turned in for the remaining issues of the 'Grounded' arc, which amounted to a couple of sentences for each issue, spelling out in general terms where the issue would take place geographically, specific guest stars, things like that.
If we're talking about someone creating something new, those rights are fairly well defined (in the United States, at least) under existing copyright law. But then there's often discussion about the rights of people who produce works under work-for-hire arrangements, which can be far more subtle and nuanced.
I was just finishing high school and entering college in 1988, when the Creator's Bill of Rights was drafted, and had already set my sights on building a career as a writer of comics. Discovering the Creator's Bill of Rights - in an issue of 'The Comics Journal,' if I'm not mistaken - I accepted it as gospel.