Bill Finger's John Hancock
No summer convention, unfortunately, so now we're submitting for fall. In the meantime, our research continues. Some of it involves digging through boxes and bags and suitcases and shelves... Read more
Submitted for Convention Presentation
We have now made the submission to present the video at an upcoming convention. If it's accepted, then we'll let you know which con. If it's not, we'll keep submitting.... Read more
Postcards, Pins, Books
Some people signed a lot of books and postcards for our backers. These are just a few. We're shipping everything together after the video is finally done. The target is... Read more
Credits from "Batman v. Superman" Sneak Peek
Credits from the Batman v. Superman sneak peek feature Bill Finger prominently. Your help working on creating a tribute to him really did play a role in creating the climate... Read more
Gotham ep. 2-5 "Scarification" - THE CREDIT BEGINS!
Gotham episode 2-5 "Scarification" finally featured the credit. It's as close to "by Bob Kane and Bill Finger" as it can possibly be without "and" actually being the word. This... Read more
Illustrations under the Pencil and Pen
It's not "and" but "with" is so much closer to full co-creator credit than we'd expected to achieve. The Finger family themselves didn't know until this week what the wording... Read more
The Power of "With" - VICTORY!
Marc Tyler Nobleman shares some thoughts at Noblemania:
We can hope they fix the spelling of Siegel on this historic page, though.
Forbes and Many Other News Outlets Feature the Finger Credit Victory
Forbes and many other websites have directed attention toward the victory in Bill Finger receiving credit in upcoming film and television projects:http://www.forbes.com/sites/robsalkowitz/2015/09/19/batmans-co-creator-bill-finger-finally-receives-recognition/
Next week, the Finger family and others celebrate... Read more
BILL FINGER TO GET CREDIT!!!!!!!!!!
As many but not all of you have read or heard over the course of this weekend, DC, Warner, and the Finger family have announced that BILL FINGER WILL RECEIVE... Read more
With San Diego Comic-Con International, Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, and summer itself behind us all, we are - as previously mentioned in the Sacramento update - in the process... Read more
A Talk with Bob Biographer, Bill Champion Thomas Andrae
Last week we recorded a two-hour interview with Thomas Andrae, who co-authored Bob Kane's autobiography Batman and Me. Andrae persuaded Kane to say much more about Bill Finger than... Read more
"5 Ways Batman's TRUE Creator..."
"Last May, at WonderCon Anaheim, after an audience member asked why Bob Kane still received all the credit for Batman's creation, a DC Comics representative claimed that the... Read more
Charles Sinclair on Bill Finger's Only Batman Writing Credit During Bill's Lifetime
Bill Finger's best friend Charles Sinclair, who co-scripted Bill's Clock King episodes of the Adam West Batman TV show in 1966, gave us the account of how Bill got his... Read more
Bill Finger's Wildcat Co-Creator Irwin Hasen (1918-2015)
Irwin Hasen, 96, the last living artist from DC/National Comics' early Golden Age, left us this past month. When you get to know a man in his 90s, you know... Read more
Stage Play! "Co-Creator: The Bill Finger Story"
We have a LOT to share with all of you, starting with the first of several new project updates. So MUCH has happened in the course of this journey.
In... Read more
PHOTOS: Comic-Con Bill Finger Tribute
SOURCES OF PHOTOS:
AUDIO: Comic-Con Bill Finger Tribute
TheComicBooks.com has posted audio from our Bill Finger tribute panel. The panel description comes from them as well.
Spotlight On Bill Finger: The co-creator of Batman (47:10, 43.1mb)
The panel... Read more
Lyn Simmons, a.k.a. the Second Mrs. Bill Finger
During our latest round of New York area visits, we spent some time with 91-year-old Lyn Simmons, the second Mrs. Bill Finger. Lyn was fine and friendly. She shared stories... Read more
BATMAN AT 75 Paley Center Panel Video and Photos
BATMAN AT 75: TO ALL A DARK KNIGHT panel at The Paley Center for Media.
Whitney Matheson (USA Today) moderates Kevin Conroy, Chip Kidd, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Kevin Smith, and... Read more
New York, New York!
We accomplished quite a bit during our recent New York trip.
- Visited Jerry Robinson's achive at Columbia University. Fascinating to look through. Contents included Jerry's college class notes and some... Read more
Knights for Finger! "LIKE" Facebook Page to Credit Bill Finger in Gotham TV Series and More!
Petitions can fall flat. There are so many of them out there that they're getting ignored. It is time to send a message and push for Bill Finger to get... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: Finger Family Responds to DC's "All Good" Remark
PRESS RELEASE (Feel free to share):
DC Comics “All Good with Finger and His Family” – HIS FAMILY RESPONDS
During a recent WonderCon Anaheim panel for Batman’s 75th anniversary, an... Read more
Paley Center Anniversary Event: "Batman at 75: To All a Dark Knight"
Pictured below after the Paley Center's "Batman at 75: To All a Dark Knight" event (left to right): Dr. Travis Langley, THE CAPE CREATOR project director, BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY author;... Read more
West! Adams! Giella! Hasen! We Have Too Much to Tell You! TONIGHT: Paley Center Livestream
We've been rushing from one event to another and frankly have too much to tell you all. A press release on one important issue is coming soon, and we'll share... Read more
Fatman on Batman: Kevin Smith and Denny O'Neil Discuss Bill Finger's Importance
Filmmaker Kevin Smith regularly discusses Batman with a variety of people, particularly comic book creators, in his "Fatman on Batman"podcast. During part one of a three-part interview, he and... Read more
How Did THE CAPE CREATOR Campaign Come About?
Some thoughts from our project director, Dr. Travis Langley, as we move into the final day of THE CAPE CREATOR's Kickstarter campaign.
Several interviewers have asked when we decided... Read more
BATMAN: NIGHT SERENADE Bill Finger Biography Description
Revisited from earlier update, "BATMAN: NIGHT SERENADE Bill Finger Biography Excerpt."
As we mentioned previously, David Hernando, who is now an associate producer on THE CAPE CREATOR, is... Read more
Mike W. Barr on "the Greatest Injustice in Comic Book History"
Comic book writer Mike W. Barr has been sharing thoughts on Bill Finger with us and is joining our list of impressive people we'll interview for THE CAPE CREATOR.... Read more
"What If Bob Kane Had Gone Ahead and Created Bat-Man without Bill Finger?" by Ty Templeton
Ty Templeton, who illustrated Mark Tyler Nobleman's book BILL THE BOY WONDER: THE SECRET CO-CREATOR OF BATMAN, has continued the mission to educate people about Bill at... Read more
BATMAN: NIGHT SERENADE Bill Finger Biography Excerpt
David Hernando, who is now an associate producer on THE CAPE CREATOR, is the author of an upcoming Spanish-language biography on Bill Finger that will come out this year.... Read more
NEW REWARD: BATMAN SKETCH BY JERRY ROBINSON!
We are beyond thrilled to announce that donor Evan James Pretzer is contributing a truly special item to include among our rewards: a Batman sketch by none other than Jerry... Read more
The Wayne Foundation: BE BATMAN!
Batman inspires people in many different ways. Anybody who wonders why we're committed to our own campaign to help the world learn more about Batman's uncredited co-creator Bill Finger,... Read more
Pre-Finger Bat-Man by Way of Arlen Schumer
If you've seen the Bat-Man image shown above before, you may have seen it erroneously credited to Bob Kane. No, this is comic book scholar Arlen Schumer's artwork, based... Read more
From AFTER RESET: THE FALL OF GYES Kickstarter to THE CAPE CREATOR's Glimpses of Gotham
Black Cloud Studios, the team behind the sci-fi post-apocalyptic graphic novel AFTER RESET: THE FALL OF GYES, has joined the collection of creators who are contributing artwork to... Read more
Manny Trembley, whose Kickstarter campaign for UNDER WHERE? ends today, has joined the creators contributing artwork for THE CAPE CREATOR.
If you want a classic style superhero tale, UNDER... Read more
Allen Bellman, Phil Hester, Bryan Q. Miller, Dean Trippe, Joe Staton!
Allen Bellman, Golden Age artist who drew some of Bill Finger's ALL-WINNERS SQUAD work for Timely/Marvel, said specifically regarding our tribute campaign: "Yes, indeed. Many do not know the part... Read more
MINIMUM GOAL REACHED!
THE CAPE CREATOR campaign has reached its minimum goal thanks to a pledge from our new associate producer!
(More to follow.)
Our Artists on Kickstarter: KILL THE FRESHMAN!
Our campaign's featured video includes artwork created by Marko Head (@MarkoHead), who created the Comic Arts Council's main logo and also has artwork featured in another current Kickstarter... Read more
Buried Treasure! Noblemania Reveals Previously Unpublished Bill Finger Photos!
Over on his Noblemania blog this week, author Marc Tyler Nobleman (Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman) is revealing previously unpublished photos of Bill Finger. Prior to... Read more
Adam West on the Worst Super Power - for THE CAPE CREATOR's 200th Backer!
Last Monday, 11 days into our Bill Finger tribute Kickstarter, THE CAPE CREATOR got its 100th backer. 7 days later, this campaign is approaching 200 backers!If we get... Read more
Stretch Rewards: Villains Speak For YOU! Batman Does Too
Batman and Bat-Villains Speak for YOU!
Among our stretch rewards, we'll have a Batman cosplayer read our thank you to Bill Finger, including suggestions from our supporters, for a video... Read more
$10K!!! Next Milestone: 100% Funding or 200th Backer - Which Will It Be?
THE CAPE CREATOR campaign to create a tribute to Bill Finger, to tell the world about his work and its importance, has passed the $10,000 mark on our... Read more
Blastr, CBR, ComicsAlliance, ComicSpecturm, CraveOnline, FanboyNation, Herotaku, io9, Whedonopolis...Too Much Coverage to List! (That's a Good Thing)
We're deeply grateful for all the coverage this campaign has received from such a variety of news sources. Their articles range from simple statement of fact to overwhelming endorsement. For... Read more
100! 150! Momentum! Plus, Kevin Smith Discusses "Legends of the Knight" with Brett Culp
TRUTH SPREADS! JUSTICE FOR FINGER GROWS!
Stretch Goal #1: Get Granddaughter to Gotham!
With progress toward our minimum goal moving along extremely well, it might be a handy time to go ahead and let you know where we'll go from there. Our first... Read more
Alan J. Porter on Bill Finger
In this excerpt from his essay, "The Dubious Origins of the Batman: Who Did What—and Does It Really Matter?" (published in the 2008 book Batman Unauthorized, edited by Dennis... Read more
A Night of Milestones for THE CAPE CREATOR: $6K! 100 Backers! Halfway Home!
"Like" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BillFingerTribute
"Like" video on YouTube: http://is.gd/BILLVIDEO
With 17 days to go, THE CAPE CREATOR got its 100th backer last night! Right after that, the 101st backer's pledge... Read more
Related Kickstarter Campaigns, More Gifts for Talking Us Up!
Some of you who have helped with our campaign might find these related Kickstarter efforts worth your while.
- The Jewish Comix Anthology Volume 1should interest those... Read more
Daily Drawings - Exclusive Art Print for Talking Up THE CAPE CREATOR!
TALK UP THE CAPE CREATOR CAMPAIGN, GET A GOODY! For every day of this campaign, we draw one new name for someone to receive a special reward after the fundraiser's... Read more
Press Release, Robinson, and Nearly 100 Backers - Oh, My!
TODAY'S WAY TO HELP: Those of you interested in helping maintain momentum for THE CAPE CREATOR campaign can help in many different ways, as we noted the other days ("And Justice... Read more
Jerry Robinson: Who Created the Joker?
In 2009, Dr. Travis Langley had several discussions with Jerry Robinson during the weeks before their San Diego Comic-Con International panel with Adam West, Michael Uslan, and others.... Read more
And Justice For Bill: Quick Ways to Help?
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con kept us even busier than expected this weekend. Soon, we'll tell you about the "Batman at 75, Bill Finger at 100" panel we held... Read more
Share the News Today: It's Now Bill Finger's Centennial Birthday
Today is Bill Finger's 100th birthday. The time has come.
Today would be the perfect day to help out, whether by backing this project or by talking it up on... Read more
Author Pursues Google Doodle for Caped Crusader Co-Creator's Centennial
Marc Tyler Nobleman, the author of BILL THE BOY WONDER: THE SECRET CO-CREATOR OF BATMAN, has led an effort encouraging Google to honor Bill Finger on the 100th... Read more