My own IP

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I’d like to be­gin by say­ing how much I en­joyed is­sue 107. I was re­ally in­spired by Han-Yuan Yu’s cover work­shop and also the tips from Gen­zoman, who is one of my favourite artists. So much so that I’ve de­cided to take the plunge and de­velop my own IP.

It’s an idea I’ve had for years, al­ways in the back of my mind, and I’ve been slowly fill­ing sketch­books and writ­ing back-sto­ries with­out ever get­ting round to start­ing the project prop­erly. I guess this is partly be­cause I don’t re­ally know where to be­gin.

I have some char­ac­ters and their sto­ries and a rough ti­tle, but what next? I think it would make a great comic but I don’t know who to send it to. Do I need to be a pro­fes­sional with con­tacts at big stu­dios to cre­ate my own comic? What about the le­gal stuff? Do I need to hire a lawyer? Vik­tor, via email Claire replies Thanks for the email, Vik­tor. It’s an in­ter­est­ing one. The bril­liant Dan LuVisi re­cently penned a se­ries of blog posts ti­tled The Road To Cre­at­ing Your Own IP. It breaks down the process into sec­tions – ev­ery­thing from char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment to story build­ing to get­ting your story out there – and shows how he cre­ated his own IP, the prob­lems it posed and how he over­came them. We de­fer to Dan’s su­pe­rior knowl­edge on this one – he has an­swers to all your ques­tions:­vice.

Vik­tor felt in­spired by Han-Yuan Yu’s cover work­shop in is­sue 107.

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