Daily Archives: May 29, 2008

The King of My Concerns About Tokyopop

I’ve read much of the commentary about the controversial contract involved with Tokyopop’s online talent search, Manga Pilots, with some interest. Respected industry talents have been vocal with their outrage over the publisher’s subjugation of creator rights and its use of insulting language in its contract language. Some calmer heads have joined the debate this week as it continued. The discussion has spotlighted creator rights and the business of comics publishing, and regardless of what side one takes, you have to admit that it’s opened a lot of people’s eyes about what goes on behind the scenes in comics, what new talent has to contend with and what publishers’ priorities really are.

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