Join the Bill Finger Google Doodle Campaign...!
IGN reports: In recent years, author Marc Tyler Nobleman has become an advocate for Bill Finger, the uncredited co-creator of Batman. He even wrote a book called Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, about Finger's original vision for the iconic character and how his instrumental contributions failed to get the credit they deserved.
Now, Nobleman wants to raise awareness of Finger even more by calling on fans to help get Finger his own Google Doodle -- the stylized Google logos that act as a tribute to notable people, events, and the like -- and this year is the perfect time to get it done, for several reasons; 2014 is not only the 75th anniversary of Batman, but also the 100th anniversary of Finger's birth and the 40th anniversary of his death.
"Finger was well known for writing scripts featuring oversized versions of everyday objects -- giant props," Nobleman said. "Perhaps a Doodle could take this into account somehow (and sidestep copyright issues at the same time)."
However, Bat-fans will need to rally soon. The target date for a Bill Finger Google Doodle -- February 8, his birthday -- is rapidly approaching. Nobleman encourages fans who wish to pay tribute to Finger to show their support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's Marc's suggestion on what to send to Goggle:
I’m with Marc Nobleman. It’s time for Bill Finger to get some recognition for his long-standing contributions to pop culture. And it’s not the doodle that so important, but the link.
Millions of users will go to Google to search the Internet, they’ll see a Batman-themed doodle and click it, and it will link to Finger’s story. Normally your doodles highlight someone who is recognized for his achievements, but a doodle for Bill Finger would actually help give him the recognition he’s never had. I hope you’ll consider it.
Thanks and I’m looking forward to the doodle.
Please consider a Google doodle for this poor man who made millions of people happy and died penniless without the fame deserved of him.
To join the movement yourself, email email@example.com
Join the Bill Finger Appreciation Group on Facebook and visit Marc Tyler Nobleman's blog.