My own IP
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: http://ifxm.ag/dan-ipadvice.
Viktor felt inspired by Han-Yuan Yu’s cover workshop in issue 107.