Focal Press Book: The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers (Paperback)

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Focal Press Book: The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers (Paperback)

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  • Author: Thomas A. Crowell
  • Pages: 512
  • Paperback
  • Legal Toolkit
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Published: October 2014
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The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers from Focal Press is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of business and communication practices. Necessary tools for those wanting to thrive in today's ever-changing, uncertain world of indie comics, readers will learn to protect their trademarks, hire artists so everyone wins, and learn the ins and outs of contracts with this helpful resource.

Contents
PART 1: Quick Start

  • FAQs
  • Getting Started
  • The Structure of the Book
  • How to Use this Book
  • The Audience for this Book

PART 2: Intellectual Property: The Heart of the Work

  • Chapter 1: Intellectual Property
  • Chapter 2: Copyright Law

PART 3: Contracts: The Engine Which Drives the Deal

  • Chapter 3: Contracts: Getting into Gear

Part 4: Putting It Together

  • Chapter 4: The Solo Creator
  • Chapter 5: Setting up Shop
  • Chapter 6: Collaboration
  • Chapter 7: Hiring Other Artists
  • Chapter 8: Clearances and Licensing the Rights of Others

Part 5: Getting It out There

  • Chapter 9: Blog It! Tweet It! Post It! Promote It!
  • Chapter 10: Landing a Publisher
  • Chapter 11: Working for a Publishing Company
  • Chapter 12: The Comic Book Publishing Agreement
  • Chapter 13: Self-Publishing
  • Chapter 14: What Happens When Something Goes Wrong?

Part 6: The Law Library

  • Appendix A: A Comic Creator's Guide to Copyright Law
  • Appendix B: A Comic Creator's Guide to Protecting Ideas
  • Appendix C: A Comic Creator's Guide to Trademark Law
  • Appendix D: A Comic Creator's Guide to the Right of Publicity & Other Privacy Rights
  • Appendix E: A Comic Creator's Guide to Libel and Defamation
  • Appendix F: A Comic Creator's Guide to Moral Rights & the Visual Artists Rights Act
  • Appendix G: Contract Anatomy for Comic Book Creators
  • Appendix H: Famous Comic Book Cases
  • Appendix I: Online Resources
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  • 1Description
Author Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher Focal Press
Pages 512
Format Paperback
Date Published October, 2014

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