Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Grand Theme of The Apple Tower?

The Apple Tower is a comical, graphic ode to hometowns the world over, and is meant to capture a sense of the charm found there. 


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When Did The Apple Tower Premiere? 

The Apple Tower officially launched on November 23, 2009. 


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What legal protections do The Apple Tower comics have?

Brian Barnett is the sole registered copyright owner of everything in this graphic work, The Apple Tower, which includes all related characters and images.


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May I copy, distribute, or make use of the characters or images from The Apple Tower?

Not legally without Brian Barnett’s written permission. To seek permission, please use the Contact link.

Please note that provisions have also been made for sharing The Apple Tower comics by means of the Email A Friend! link.


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Is the apple water tower real?

There is a real water tower in Jackson, Ohio that is painted to look like an apple. It is this tower that is the source of inspiration for the fictional water tower in Applegrove.


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What are Brian Barnett’s major creative influences?

Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, Charles Schulz, Gary Larson, Bill Waterson, Berkeley Breathed The Andy Griffith Show


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Does Applegrove represent a particular real-life town?

Applegrove is inspired by various towns that the creator of this work has experience with and which he found especially appealing. Most notably, Jackson, OH, Grandview Heights (Columbus), OH, Staunton, VA, Hatboro, PA, Jenkintown, PA, New Hope, PA.


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Are there currently book collections of The Apple Tower in print?

No, but wouldn't it be nice? The reality of this will depend primarily on the enthusiasm, support, and word of mouth from you, the reader.