Saturday, September 03, 2005

interesting article on work for hire rights

Started doing a little research on the whole ownership of creative property . The Star Wars dude asked if I'd do some concept art for a movie he is pitching to some "Hollywood Execs." Riiiight. Anyway, I humored him and said I was interested just to make sure I'd get the stupid stormtrooper helmet. It sounds like anything I'd create for this guy would become his property but I could retain rights to any original art. I THINK that means that if that guy wanted to take that Star Wars drawing I did, mass produce it, and sell it, he could do it without me seeing a single penny. I could only take the original drawing and sell that if I wanted. It's a shitty deal for an artist, particularly if you design something like the Terminator endoskeleton for a movie studio, the movie goes on to spawn sequels, merchandise, comic series and you never see another cent more than your original fee.

In this case, the guy hasn't offered anything yet - just asked if I was interested. In all likelihood, it'd prob. be for another homemade movie prop. Sounds like a lot of work for little reward. If the guy asks for a design for a cryogenics technician without much more description, the artist is doing all the work: costume design, chracter physical attributes, etc. Not sure it's worth it, other than the slim chance of having something you design get put into a movie.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

pretty damn good colors

This is one of the better coloring jobs I've seen. Check out how the colorist adds muscle tone to an otherwise flat drawing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cover for hank's war

just for the hell of it I did a little cover (ok ok, it's a slight copy off of a cover from "the losers") but it was just for fun. Remember "Stool pigeon press"? I thought it was hilarious!

Monday, August 29, 2005

stormtrooper helmet

looks like I might actually get it! looks pretty cool in the photo. If this works out I might consider doing work for his other project. We'll see...

Hank's war

Here is a little sketch of a possible cover to the old comic. I wasn't sure if we ever had a name for it so I am calling it, "Hank's War". The little boxes didn't come out so good...need to start usign rulers when I am tryign to do straight lines. but here is something to look at....