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Comic Book Challenge 2: It's ON!!!!

Platinum Studios COMIC BOOK CHALLENGE 2 is now open for submissions. Entries need to be in by May 31.

This year, Platinum is helping out with some of the cost of travel for the top 50 semi-finalists which is very cool! I've also written a "TIPS" section on the site to help other creators this year. Good luck, and I hope to see some of you there!

Concerns

Catman's picture

I have some concerns (maybe unwarranted) concerning this.

"Please note that the Creative Materials Agreements require that you transfer all rights in the Creative Materials to Sponsor.

However, the Creative Materials Agreements will only be legally binding if you are selected as the Grand Prize Winner.

If you are not selected as the Grand Prize Winner, then the Creative Materials Agreements will be void and will be destroyed, and you will retain all rights that you may have to the Creative Materials.

Maybe unwarranted, through my own misconceptions, but I have someone that has some contacts in Pixar and Dreamworks, trying to get my Online Comicbook in front of them.

Nothing will probably come from that, but I would hate to find that something pans out, then there is a glitch from a contest sponsor smack dab in the middle. Not as if I would ever be a GrandPrize winner (or ever draw attention from a major studio), but I am always leary when conditions concern loss of ownership rights.

Maybe you have insight on this potential problem?

The Catman

The Catman

You don't actually sign any

Coffman's picture

You don't actually sign any contracts until you're picked as the grand prize winner. Signing the Creative Materials thing just pretty much says that you're willing to sign the contract IF you win the grand prize. Covers their butt from going through the whole thing and then someone winning and not signing the contract or changing their mind at the last second which would screw up the whole contest.

DJ Coffman- cartoonist

yirmumah.net - herobynight.com

I typed a reply,

Catman's picture

I typed a reply, concerning what contracts allow for, and in the case of musicians, advance on royalties guaranteed at the agreement to give up rights, but when I hit Post, it went to page Cannot be.. blah blah.

I guess, to not type it all over again. Is there a guarantee of financial rewards for the Grand Prize Winner? What do you win? A contract prize is vague if they don't have a specific advance amount connected to it. (my post that got ate was much better worded)

The Catman

The Catman

Answer to your questions--

Coffman's picture

Answer to your questions-- yes and yes.

Yes they buy the idea from you for a price and agreed upon percentages of this and that and a dozen other things.

AND you get paid a page rate for producing the actual book or project.

DJ Coffman- cartoonist

yirmumah.net - herobynight.com