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Gamal Hennessy
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I provide legal protection and business opportunities for your creative and freelance dreams.
I provide legal protection and business opportunities for your creative and freelance dreams.

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"AfterShock joins other publishers who are utilizing a variety of means to cut risk for retailers on first issues, including returnability, promotional retail or wholesale pricing, or even free copies."

Comic shops take a risk with every issue they buy when books are non-returnable. If you reduce the risk, will shops buy different kinds of books?

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If you make comics then you need to protect the rights to your characters and stories.

I'm a lawyer with 17 years of legal experience working for comics clients including Marvel, AfterShock, and a lot of independent creators. Initial consultations are free. Let's talk about what you need.

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In this month's Professional Comics Creator, the aftermath of San Diego 2018 is bringing new opportunities in digital distribution, new leadership at Marvel and high praise for the best in comics, but challenges in sales and scams still lurk in the shadows.

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"The launch of a streamable motion comic series has interesting implications not only for rival streaming companies but also for the comic book industry and the music industry."

Can streaming services like Spotify get more people to read comics?

http://bit.ly/2LPnHvy
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"Anyone these days can call themselves an agent or editor or publicist or publisher, whether or not they have any relevant professional background or the remotest idea of how to run a business. Often these people are well-intentioned, but “well-intentioned” is not a professional qualification."

Writer beware...

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"Graphic novels have previously been nominated for — and won — the National Book Award. But they have never been nominated for the main fiction category in either the United States or in Britain, despite many achieving critical and commercial success. If Mr. Drnaso wins, it would be the biggest moment for the graphic format since Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992."

This won't erase the historical stigma against comics created largely by Fredric Wertham, but it is progress.

https://nyti.ms/2uOJMjp

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Question: If guided view digital comics are available in the same app as comics based movies and TV shows at no additional cost, will people read more comics?

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"Cebulski compared breaking into comics to breaking out of prison, noting that once you get past one barrier, there’s another new barrier that you have to figure out how to break through, and another, and another. It’s important, essentially, not to rest after having a little success in the industry."

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Comic book publishing is a billion-dollar industry, and yet, many people who care about comics seem to live in perpetual fear of the industry's demise."

This article doesn't address the structural economic challenges in comics publishing, but it is a counterpoint to a persistent negative outlook.

http://bit.ly/2zTLDIQ
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"The overall sales decline was due to a 10% drop in the comics shop channel which was somewhat offset by only a 1% decline in sales to the bookstore market, which benefited from continuing growth in sales of children and YA graphic novels. Digital sales were flat."

A snapshot of the comics market on the eve of SDCC. Keep in mind, these figures are overall sales to comic stores. They don't reflect sales to actual customers.

http://bit.ly/2JzZ801
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