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Get Your Comic Book Career Handbook for Free

Added on by Gamal Hennessy.

The world of comics is chaotic, complex, and on a certain level, crazy. Few other industries transform fantasies and nightmares into a profitable business. Like many fans, you have probably imagined yourself working in the industry at one time or another. Many of us are insane enough to pursue our passion as a profession.

I’m offering something writing a book to help make your journey a little easier. It’s called Your Four Careers in Comics: A Business and Legal Framework for Professional Comic Creator (which I’m calling YFCC for short). My goal is to explore the various aspects of each position to help you maximize your professional creativity. With luck, this framework, combined with your talent and determination, will lead you to a fulfilling career in the complex world of comics.

YFCC is currently scheduled for release in Summer 2018, but I’m offering the roadmap for that book to everyone who signs up for my comic book industry newsletter The Professional Comics Creator. Sign up now and learn more about the different aspects of the comic book industry and how you can fit into it.

PLEASE NOTE: NEITHER THIS BLOG NOR FOUR CAREERS IN COMICS ARE A A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE A LICENSING OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUE, DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR LEGAL ADVISOR OR CONTACT C3 AT gamalhennessy@gmail.com FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Top 10 Professional Panels for New York Comic Con 2016

Added on by Gamal Hennessy.

As one of the major pop culture gatherings in America, New York Comic Con (NYCC) is a great place for fans to connect, companies to promote their franchises and media to be consumed.  But it is also a good place for creators of all levels to connect, learn and network.

There are going to be hundreds of panels at this year’s NYCC. I’ve tried to spotlight five per day that will offer you the advice, ideas and tips that can enhance your professional career.

Thursday, October 6th                                            

1)     Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories with Charles Soule: 11:00 am in Room 1A18

2)     From Panel to Publisher: An In-Depth Look at Transactional Law for Comic Book Creators with Thomas Crowell, Esq. 12:15 pm in Room 1A02

3)     Using Tumblr to Sell Your Idea Panel: 5:30 PM in Room 1A24

4)     From Press to Social Media: Marketing Your Comic Book with Michael Molcher and Alex Segura 6:30 pm in Room 1B03

Friday, October 7th  

5)     How to Succeed in Self-Publishing Panel 11:00 am in Room 1A02

6)     Keeping Control of Your Comic Panel 11:15 am in Room 1A05

7)     Creator Connection: Facilitated Professional Networking Panel 2:30 pm in Room 1A18

8)     Breaking Into Comics with Andy Schmidt 7:45 pm in room 1B03

Saturday, October 8th

9)     Breaking In: How They Did It and How You Can Do It: 1:45 pm in Room 1A05

Sunday, October 9th

10)  From the Printed Page to the Silver Screen: Licensing Comics for Film and Television with Thomas Crowell 12:15 pm in Room 1A05

While I won’t be on any panels this year, I do plan to be in Artist’s Alley after 4:00 pm on Thursday October, 6th. If you’d like to meet me for a free consultation or just to say hello, please contact me and we can set something up.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed at an event like NYCC. I hope this list helps you find the information you need to understand the legal and business aspects of comics and make the most of your creativity.

Have fun.
Gamal

Success in the comics industry requires an understanding of the business, creative, and legal aspects of the medium.

Sign up for The Professional Comics Creator to get monthly e-mail news, tips and advice on how to get the most from your characters and stories

PLEASE NOTE: THIS BLOG POST IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE A LICENSEING OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUE, DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR LEGAL ADVISOR OR CONTACT C3 AT gamalhennessy@gmail.com FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

 

My Podcast Interview with Comics Pros and Cons

Added on by Gamal Hennessy.

by Gamal Hennessy

Comics Pros and Cons is a podcast hosted by Derek Becker about the craft and creativity of comics. While most of his guests have been comics creators, he decided to bring me on to talk about the business and legal aspects of the industry. 

Our conversation covered a lot of ground, including a discussion of:

  • Copyrights and trademarks
  • The four types of comic book professional
  • The fan art controversy
  • When comics creators need to have a contract

We had a lot of fun recording the podcast and the topics will be of interest to anyone interested in the comic book industry. Feel free to click on the link below and subscribe to Comics Pros and Cons while you're there.

Gamal Hennessy interview with Comics Pros and Cons

Have fun.

GH

Freelancer’s Union Endorses the C3 Contract Negotiation Concepts!

Added on by Gamal Hennessy.

by Gamal Hennessy

The Freelancer’s Union is a non-profit organization created to advocate the rights of freelancers, consultants and independent contractors. It has more than 200,000 members across the United States and provides health care to more than 10% percent of its membership. Freelancers Union also maintains a blog called the Freelance Broadcasting Network to discuss issues and topics related to the freelance life.

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article entitled Twelve Tips for Contract Negotiation. Early this week, Freelancer’s Union found my article and asked for permission to repost it to all its members. I’m always looking for ways to get the word out, so of course I agreed. I wanted to share the new post with you and suggest if you need support, ideas or networking opportunities for your freelance or small business, get involved with Freelancer’s Union if you haven’t done so already.                                          

Click Here to Read the Creative Contract Consulting Article on the Freelance Broadcasting Network

And if you want more advice on freelance and small business contracts,

sign up for the C3 Newsletter

Have fun.

Gamal