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

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CHAPTER 5

Setting Up Shop

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

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Many comic artists form a creative services company for the sole purpose of offering their artistic services to a publisher. Other comic creators form their own publishing companies to hold all the IP rights in their works (don’t worry, you can still call yourself a publishing company even if you are ultimately trying to interest a bigger publishing company in acquiring your book). Heck, you might want to think even bigger, and form an entertainment company for the purpose of exploiting your comic books properties in print, games, and movies. No matter the purpose of your company, the first ...

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