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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 copyrights, negotiate publishing deals, hire artists so everyone wins, and learn the ins and outs of key contracts with this helpful resource.

"The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers by Thomas A. Crowell Esq., is a powerful book that explains complex legal concepts in easy to understand language... In addition to being informative and easy to use, the book is also entertaining. Crowell writes in a conversational tone and his prose is not jargon laden... The legal landscape can be terrifying for the new and seasoned creator alike. Thankfully, there are books like The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators that can help them navigate this terrain." - Joe Sergi, author of The Law for Comic Book Creators, Comics Experience