From Panel to Publisher -- Representing Comic Book Creator Clients in 2018 [18691SEA]

From Panel to Publisher -- Representing Comic Book Creator Clients in 2018 [18691SEA]

Seminar Date: March 2, 2018
Seminar Time: 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Location: Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Pl
Seattle, WA 98101-2350 ( View Map )
CLE Credits: Law & Legal Procedure: 2.00, Other: 1.00

List Price:$159.00

Presented in association with Emerald City Comicon 



Onsite walk-in registration will not be available. Please pre-register early.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event is being handled by the Emerald City Comic Con. Click here for more information and to register. Seats are limited, apply to register!  

This session is part of Emerald City Comic Con. A four-day admission to Comic Con is included in the price of registration. Limit one four-day admission per individual.


You may also be interested in the related CLE taking place on March 3: Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum. Register for both and save!  

In the past year, the comic book industry and its ancillary markets has continued to flourish, bolstered in part by new trends in digital publishing and derivative market licensing. Why not learn the fundamentals of this growing practice area? This CLE provides attendees a chance to learn from legal practitioners, comic book creators, and former comic book publishing executives.


This year Emerald City Comic Con, in association with Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., and the Washington State Bar Association, have teamed up to provide a two-part CLE workshop designed to provide attorneys with hands-on experience in comic book publishing legal practice. Each workshop may be taken individually, but the organizers recommend both be taken for maximum exposure to the subject matter.


This first workshop tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice as it introduces lawyers to the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. The workshop tracks the stages of representing a client from the initial comic book concept through to the negotiation of the publishing agreement.
Some of the Issues explored in this first CLE:


  • Intellectual property issues in the comic book industry
  • Service agreements and collaboration agreements 
  • What publishers look for in a comic book property
  • An overview of comic book publishing agreements
  • Legal issues in self-publishing of comic book properties
  • Q&A


PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of how many courses are purchased, each attorney will receive one complimentary ECCC Badge valid for all four days of the show.


Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. - LaneCrowell, LLP, New York, NY


Katie Lane, Esq. -, Portland, OR

Norm Harper - Writer/Owner Karate Petshop, Los Angeles, CA
David Gallaher - Author/Only Living Boy, Brooklyn, NY


10:30 a.m. Registration Opens 
11:00 a.m. Seminar Begins
  2:15 p.m. Adjourn


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