My my, what are the chances someone wants to do a doujin before it’s even launched properly AND sell it? Sure is trollolicous.
Okay lemme break it down for you, my answer is not black and white, as we don’t live in a B/W world.
-Popularity, the more popular the property the less I’d care. Right now if only have 100 or so fans, yes I’d mind because you’d put me in direct competition with my own work. However if I had half a million readers, a cartoon series, or a movie, I’d say go for it. It’s way less likely someone will mistake your work for the real thing which is my biggest problem with the scenario. So if i have the popularity of Penny Arcade, or hell even Homestuck, I would not mind.
-Rights the less I own it, the less I care. If I was doing a comic for a corporation and they owned the rights. I wouldn’t if you made a doujin of it. I already have game and comic characters I’ve created for companies to use, I wouldn’t care if you used that for doujin. Besides the obvious reason, as a single creator I have to struggle much more to make sure people know I’ve created the series (back to point 1 )
-Quality if you make a REALLY horrible doujin, I really won’t mind. If its just a parody that’s cool too. But lets say you make a REALLY REALLY good doujin game of OHKO. It might be harder for me to put out a OHKO game because yours might be better than mine. Smoking income for my own project. The same kind of applies to the comic. Also if your doujin runs for more than 5 issues. It might risk being its own series, and well….Can’t have that now can we?
So here’s a quick run through if I mind.
Not popular, I own all the rights, doujin is better than OHKO = I mind.
Popular, I own rights, doujin is awesome = don’t mind.
Not popular, company owns rights, doujin is awesome = don’t mind.
If you sincerely want to make and sell doujin, wait until OHKO has a very healthy readerbase.