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Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators

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The fourth edition of this popular guide contains twenty-nine of the most essential business and legal forms to meet the everyday needs of today’s illustrators. Forms include a promissory note, releases, and an agreement to arbitrate.

Each form is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal. Included are:

Estimate • Confirmation of Assignment • Invoice • Illustrator-Agent Contract • Book Publishing Contract • Collaboration Contract • Contract for the Sale of an Artwork • Contract for Receipt and Holding of Artwork • Illustrator-Gallery Contract with Record of Consignment and Statement of Account • Licensing Contract to Merchandise Images • Release Form for Models • Property Release • Permission Form • Nondisclosure Agreement for Submitting Ideas • Copyright Transfer Form • Application for Copyright Registration of Artwork • License of Rights and Electronic Rights • Contract with an Independent Contractor • Trademark Application • Commercial Lease • Sublease • Lease Assignment

The collection provides a password and link to a supplemental website, which contains all the discussed forms for both the PC and Mac platforms. Thorough discussions of legal issues relevant to the industry make this a must-read for any illustrator—established or starting out.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tad Crawford, author of Legal Guide for the Visual Artist (Allworth Press, Fifth Edition, September 2010), has served as general counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, lobbied on the state and federal level for artists’ rights, and taught art law at the School of Visual Arts. The publisher for Allworth Press, he lives in New York City.


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Covers a broad range of art business needs

These ready-to-use forms are easily modified to fit many different aspects of doing business as an artist. Whether it's quoting a job or billing a client as a freelance illustrator, selling a painting to a fine art collector, or entering into a collaboration with another creator, you'll probably find an appropriate form to protect your professional and legal interests. I've been very happy to have this resource.

by Beverly Garland, August 4, 2019


Invaluable for Illustrators

This book is an invaluable resource for Illustrators and artists. I've learned so much from this book, and I find it gives excellent insight into what is industry standard. The book also comes with additional content and allows you to download all of the legal forms (PDF, RTF, Word) For free. As an illustrator I highly recommend this book!

by Amazon Customer, July 30, 2016


Just what we needed.

Our daughter is graduating from college with an art degree and she needed advice on how to go about consigning her works for art and entering into agreements with individuals that want to commission her work for various applications. This book was a tremendous help in structuring an agreement to govern the use of her artwork within a book project.

by Paul B., May 7, 2017


What’s in s Contract?

Does exactly what it’s supposed to do. What you see us exactly what you get. Good for any illustrator looking to get a handle on contracts.

by charl a brew, May 4, 2019


I love the fact that I have access to the downloadable ...

I haven't use it as much I thought, but every time I have to make up a contract or agreement of all sort for my illustrations grant of right or any sort of official document.I love the fact that I have access to the downloadable files (that saves me lost of times!) There are a lot of case, and each points of every contract is explained and you'll find advice to make sure you fit your situation and make sure you use the right termination of words.Really good legal form book to have on your shelves.

by G. Emilie, May 30, 2017


Very Helpful

This book is invaluable for anyone looking for legal information. I would suggest reading this all the way through, or at least reading all the information provided before each form before selecting the forms you think you may need. It's easy to read and easy to customize

by Bnzy, December 8, 2018


For professional artists

Required for an art business class. Includes templates for most forms a professional artist will need when conducting business.

by an honest reviewer, March 7, 2018


Great resource for artists

This book is a great resource for artists starting out!

by Michiel, April 4, 2019


A great resource

These forms are a great resource and starting point for producing the legal forms for my business. The explanations that go along with them give you lots of help and things to think about.The ability to download the forms was a bonus.

by warrior cat, June 13, 2020

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