On Jenny Everywhere…

09/03/2003

My wonderful cult are getting a bit of exposure at the moment and it’s all because of Jenny Everywhere. My involvement in the whole enterprise was fairly negligible – I started a thread to try and get people thinking about the possibility of Open Source Comic Book Characters. I didn’t notice that a quite a substantial group of rather more engaged and creative people – particularly Steven Wintle – were (unlike me) actually getting off their arses and doing something with it. The result is not only a completely Open Source Comic Book Character that anyone can use in any book owned by any company (or indeed by anyone who wants to self-publish a book with a soon-to-be recognisable character without worrying about rights) but also a series of highly entertaining completed stories:

In the meantime, Jenny has appeared in Exclaim, “Canada’s Music Authority” as well as on Boing Boing yesterday. It’s all looking very positive. My next hope? That she’ll start turning up in cameos in DC and Marvel books – although presumably their legal departments might take a while to get around the concept…