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

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CHAPTER 10

Landing a Publisher

LANDING A PUBLISHER

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Publishing companies are the “Hollywood Studios” 1 of the comic book industry: they produce a creative property and then promote it so until it gets the widest possible distribution; they have connections with merchandisers; and they look for ways to turn a successful comic book into revenue-generating sequels and spinoffs.

If you want your comic property to receive the widest exposure, nothing beats working with a large publishing company. If you have a Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, or other powerful publishing company behind you, getting your work noticed and read just got a whole lot easier: ...

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