SAVE ZOMBIE BOY!on February 22, 2017 at 13:36
As many of you may already know, I’ve been working with Zombie Boy since 1987, publishing various comic books featuring the character from the late 80s and into the 90s, and in this webcomic since 2010. In 2015, I Kickstarted a book collection of my comic strips, Zombie Boy Vol. 1: Some Kind of Horrible.
In 2012, I attempted to file for a trademark for “Zombie Boy” and was informed that a company was already in the process of applying for the “Zombie Boy” trademark in four goods and services classes. This would effectively monopolize any print, merchandise or media I may want to produce using the name. I was told by the Trademark office that all I could do was wait until the applicant filed a Notice of Publication and I’d have a window of 30 days to file a Notice of Opposition. The Notice of Publication published on Jan. 31, 2017 and I’ve since filed an extension of time to file a Notice of Opposition and oppose. I have to enter my Opposition and pay the fees by April 1, 2017!
Making a living as an artist is a wonderful thing, providing me with food and shelter, but it doesn’t help much when something like this comes along. So I’m asking for help. April 1, 2017 is coming up quick! I started a GoFundMe campaign, you can find it here. If you pledge at the $10 level, I’ll send you a custom made “I Saved Zombie Boy” sticker.
If any of you have enjoyed the strips that I produce and feel like it is a worthy cause to contribute, I’d truly appreciate it. I’d like to be able to continue what I started 30 years ago, and keep producing Zombie Boy online and in print. Help save Zombie Boy!