Originally Posted By: Mr. Socko
And the colorist made choices that created a mood or tone for the comic, so the colorist is a creator.

The letterer's choices of fonts and style are creative choices, so the letter is a creator.

And if the editor contributes ideas or plot requirements, he's a creator too.

The publisher and EIC created the environment that made the comic possible, so they should both be included as creators.

The paper production company made the actual paper the comic is printed on, so the employees there are creators.

And the readers create the demand for the comic -- it wouldn't even exist if there were no one to buy it -- so let's pat ourselves on the backs because we're all creators as well.

Thanks for illustrating how important it is to have a useful and sensible definition of what "creator" means. I know that's not what you meant to do, but even inadvertent positive contributions are welcome.