DCML digest, Vol 1 #127 - 11 msgs

bhc@primenet.com bhc at primenet.com
Thu Apr 6 18:32:02 CEST 2000

Steven Rowe:

>apparently the Disney corporation wants more money that a company can make
>publishing comics...

Not just comics. Reportedly, Western Publishing's Golden Books division
just ended its seventy-year relationship with Disney due to a similar

John Garvin:

>As an artist and writer, Stephan, I take great exception to this.  It
>sounds to
>me that you are in the wrong line of work.  You don't want to be a translator,
>you want to be a writer.

Much as any creator (myself included) would prefer his or her "pure" vision
to come through on every level, when a translator/rewriter/editor such as
Stefan sits down to a story, his priority, indeed his mandate, is to see
that the story can be read by and is enjoyable to the readers. A "pure"
translation may make a story readable, but making a translation readable
and *enjoyable* is a whole 'nuther kettle of sardines.

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