THOMAS A. CROWELL, ESQ. AUTHOR
THOMAS A. CROWELL, ESQ.                                AUTHOR

The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators

“It is an invaluable resource that I wish I had when I started in the industry...

...It deserves a place on everybody’s bookcase.


- David Gallahar, Harvey Award recipient, High Moon; author, “The Only Living Boy.”

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• How can you land a publisher for your comic book?
See Appendix A.

• How do you protect the copyright to your characters? 
See Chapter Two.

• Someone wants to hire you to draw a graphic novel. What kind of contract should you have?
See Part Two.

 

Focal Press' Pocket Lawyer series serves as a legal toolkit for independent producers and artists in the creative industries.
 

The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of business and communication practices that they need 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.
 

  • Learn the legal ins and outs of key comic book industry contracts.

  • How TO turn your Comic Con trip into a job interview.

  • Follow along with a comic book to help you get through those tough-to-grasp concepts: watch as J.D. Esquire, Hero-at-Law, combats the evil of collaboration sabotage, tackles copyright’s fair use, and faces off against Judge-zilla!

CONTACT ME

To talk to me about a lecture, course, or book project, please use my personal 
contact form.

For legal services inquiries, please contact me through my law firm website, www.lanesash.com 

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