Más que un manifiesto, un código de actitudes para la profesión del narrador gráfico.
Concebido originalmente el 17 de noviembre de 1988, y publicado en la edición #137 de The Comics Journal, en septiembre de 1990.
For the survival and health of comics, we recognize that no single system of commerce and no single type of agreement between creator and publisher can or should be instituted. However, the rights and dignity of creators everywhere are equally vital. Our rights, as we perceive them to be and intend to preserve them, are:
The right to full ownership of what we fully create.
The right to full control over the creative execution of that which we fully own.
The right of approval over the reproduction and format of our creative property.
The right of approval over the methods by which our creative property is distributed.
The right to free movement of ourselves and our creative property to and from publishers.
The right to employ legal counsel in any and all business transactions.
The right to offer a proposal to more than one publisher at a time.
The right to prompt payment of a fair and equitable share of profits derived from all of our creative work.
The right to full and accurate accounting of any and all income and disbursements relative to our work.
The right to prompt and complete return of our artwork in its original condition.
The right to full control over the licensing of our creative property.
The right to promote and the right of approval over any and all promotion of ourselves and our creative property.
With contributions from: Steve Bissette, Ryan Brown, Michael Dooney, Kevin Eastman, Gerhard, Peter Laird, Steve Lavigne, Jim Lawson, Larry Marder, Mark Martin, Scott McCloud, Ken Mitchroney, Stephen Murphy, Richard Pini, Dave Sim, Eric Talbot, Rick Veitch and Michael Zulli at the Northampton Summit.