Transverse Universe is the world’s first open source comic universe
Free for all
Public Domain: Transverse Universe (“TU”) consists of characters and stories that anyone can use, any way they want.
TU is like Greek, Roman, Norse, Anglo-Saxon legends, Bible stories, historical figures.
But TU is created by and for comic book and graphic novel creators and readers
1ok is commissioning origin and/or pilot stories for a handful of core characters,
and donating them to the public domain via a creative commons license.
anyone can read or use this public domain content for free
no one can own original stories and characters
the first two public domain stories are “Enter a1 – 2012 ” and “Live the Dream”
Everyone is welcome to contribute to this common, open-source universe
1ok is working out a contribution system and hopes to set it up soon
we have drafted a form contribution contract which you can find below
1ok will not try to control the content, but
will manage the network, putting the best content in front of the biggest audience
set up systems for selling advertising/artwork, offer media/licensing agency services, and
make money – mostly from commissions
Creator Owned – you can “privatize” and own a version of any TU character or story
Marvel has its version of Thor and
Disney has its version of The Little Mermaid.
To “privatize” a story, you need to make it your own by adding your creativity
e.g, by redrawing the panels and re-scripting the text
the more original the story, the more “own-able” it will be
1ok is commissioning proprietary versions of the first TU stories
this content will be owned by the participating investors, creative and business people
1ok is working out the legal and financial systems and hopes to set them up soon
The first two stories will be:
“Wake the F#ck UP” an homage to “Go the F#ck to Sleep”