DCML Digest Issue 4

Don Rosa donrosa at iglou.com
Sat Apr 3 00:26:35 CEST 2004

> From: Chris Hilbig <chilbig1 at satx.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: Rosa's own li'l Universe
>    I'm going to have to second Daniel van Eijmeren's comments. This is
> the comic business, and as a creator you do whatever it takes to create
> an appealing comic book. Rosa has full rights to create his own
> "universe".

Thank you. But... er... that's Kai Sarto you're seconding. Daniel van
Eijmeren says I have neither the right nor ability to "create my own

>    As far as Don Rosa's temperament is concern, I realize he may come
> off as a pre-madonna to many fans, weather though his many interviews
> or his own personal editorials.

I assume the word you search for is "primadonna" but I believe you misuse it
(I hope). A primadonna is not a person who is passionate and concerned about
their work. A primadonna is someone who is very vain and demanding. The
problem I often have is publishers who complain that in my interviews I am
far too self-deprecating and modest, always talking down my stories and
abilities rather than bragging, and making my work sound less interesting
than they want people to think it is. In fact, I can brag about how I never

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