Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bad Tokyopop Contract

Graphic novelist Bryan Lee O'Malley writes passionately about a really crummy contract that Tokyopop is offering.
"I'm going to go through this piece of shit with you, because I'm sure a lot of aspiring cartoonists read my blog and I want to do my part to help you all have a future.

"Read my bloggy lips: if you sign this contract, say goodbye to THE FUTURE."

It seems a lot like the online Zuda contract: Tokyopop's "Manga Pilot" venture wants all rights and no liability. As Bryan points out, there are waaaay too many other, better ways to get your work out there. Do not sell yourself out just to get published.


Dealing with Contracts

Wes Molebash on Zuda

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