Please. Always Read a Publishing Contract. For the Children.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 31, 2005 - 14:04
If you, webcomic creator, are ever in a position to get your work published, never, never, assume the publisher is your best buddy and that a "standard contract" is somehow fair to both of you. Companies are not people and most of the time a contract is between you and the company (not the people who work for the company).
This sad story of contract stupidity involves not a webcomic creator but a brilliant mathematician who wrote a book based on his website. You may not be able to calculate differential equations, but you can certainly be smarter about contracts.