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The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators by Thomas A. Crowell Esq.

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CHAPTER 12

The Comic Book

Publishing Agreement

THE COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

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Now that you’ve gotten a comic book publisher interested in publishing your creator-driven work (definitely a cause for celebration), let’s take a look at the way your deal is likely to be structured. The heart of the indie creator/publishing company relationship is the Comic Book Publishing Agreement. The first draft of this agreement will almost certainly come from the publishing company, but that does not mean it’s fixed in stone.

If you’re licensing your work to a publisher, you will need an agreement that, at a minimum, clearly establishes:

1. What rights ...

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