Hello, I have a two part question which seems no one can give me any real answer. I'm writing a graphic novel, which is a drama/biography, that is, it is based on true events and actual persons. The material for my story, it is based on two biography books. A) Do I need to take permission from the publishers of the two biography books for using the info from their books? (say, the protagonist is getting married in 1960, and immediately he gets a divorce and I take this info and making a scene with dialogue and images of my own. Do I still need to take permission?) B) I'm using the actual names of the persons in my story. It would be, say, 90% real events, but I would give that 10% of dramatization. Some characters have passed away, but some are still alive. Do I need to contact them to get permission to include them in the story? This is my first post, so greeting ya all!