About the Program:
1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.
The San Diego Law Library is proud to present the 6th anniversary Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics. Comic creators and publishers are creating some of the most valuable intellectual property in the entertainment field. How does a creator navigate the opportunities? How does a company work with talented creators and license intellectual property to create new works?
This year our panelists will share their experiences with creating their own intellectual property, working as a freelancer on company-owned characters, and creating new works with characters they have licensed.
About the Speakers:
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner and freelancer for IDW and Marvel Comics.His award-winning teen novel, Rot & Ruin, is now in development for film, and two of his books, Extinction Machine and V-Wars, are in development for TV. Maberry's V-Wars shared-world vampire apocalypse series has also been adapted into an ongoing comic series from IDW.
Chris Ryall is the Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing. IDW is the 4th largest comic publisher in the United States. In Ryall’s eleven years with IDW, the company has grown to become a Premiere Publisher; won its first-ever Eisner Awards (the Oscars of the comic book world); and added many high-profile brands such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Orphan Black, and Star Trek. One of works he co-created, Zombies vs. Robots, is currently in development for film.
Stu Rees is an entertainment lawyer who represents mostly visual arts creators. Notably, Stu represents more than 100 cartoonists in their negotiations with major newspaper comic strip syndicates, and more than 400 cartoonists and writers in a mix of online, greeting card, book licensing, and smaller syndication deals. He is the only lawyer specializing in syndication contracts. Stu and his attorney wife, Maddy Dodson, co-create their law cartoons, Stu's Views. They have been published in several hundred print and electronic forums throughout the world.
About the Moderator:
George Brewster is a Chief Deputy for the Office of County Counsel. In a galaxy far far away and long ago, he wrote and drew 1200 comic strips (“Cheetum & Howe”) over a 10 year period for the San Diego Daily Transcript. He is an avid Mad collector with a deep appreciation for satirical publications and the nearly absolute right to parody. While threatened with lawsuits relating to his strip, he has never actually been sued.
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When & Where
San Diego Law Library
For more information, please visit www.sandiegolawlibrary.org or phone (619) 531-3900.