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Costs: The costs that I will have to consider would be : Materials costs e.g. pens, pencils and paper.

The cost of the computer and the required software i.e. illustrator, Photoshop etc.

Available resources: The resources that are available to me are all the equipment and software which college would allow me to use such as computers, drawing boards, pens and pencils. I also have a graphics tablet at home which I think that I am going to make use of. This may help me produce a higher quality graphic novel than I could have done by hand.

Quantity: The quantity of work which is to be produced is to be around illustrated pages! I will have to consider how I am going to spread this fairly simple story over pages. I must make sure that I produce enough work to cover the criteria, and get enough detail to appeal to an older audience.

Audience and Target Market: I have decided on a target market of young males probably between the ages of "#$ , the reason why I have chosen this target market is due to type of illustration work which I wish to do. I plan to make my graphic novel have some what of a dark aspect to it whilst still retaining some appeal to younger children.

Quality Factors: The level of quality of my work is going to be directly dependant on the amount of effort and time which I put into the work. I also need to make sure that I plan out all of my pages in terms of the layout and how the story will be actually presented on the page, if I do this It should help me gain a higher level of quality.

Codes of Practice: There are certain codes of practice which a publisher must adhere top when dealing with authors and writers, for e%ample the publisher&s association codes of practice. This is a publishing code of practice it says that you must adhere to this If they are publishing work to go into the public domain. 'elow is taken from a P() outlining the basic points of the P* +odes of Practice. ,,a- Time If an author fails to deliver a completed manuscript according to the contract or within the contracted period, the publisher may be entitled ,inter alia- to a refund of advances already paid on account. .owever, it is commonly accepted that ,e%cept where time is of the essence- advances are not reclaimable until the publisher has given proper notice of intent to cancel the contract within a reasonable period from the date of such notice. /here the advance is not reclaimed after the period of notice has e%pired, it is reasonable for the publisher to retain an option to publish the work. ,b- 0tandard and quality If an author has produced the work in good faith and with proper care in reasonable accordance with the publishing proposal and brief, and the terms of the contract, but the publisher decides not to publish on grounds of quality, the publisher should not e%pect to reclaim on cancellation that part of any advance that has already been paid to the author. If, by contrast, the work has not been produced in good faith and with proper care, or the work does not conform to what has been commissioned in terms of content, level and style, the publisher may be able to reclaim the advance ,c- (efamation or illegality The publisher is under no obligation to publish a work that there is reason to believe is defamatory or otherwise illegal. Regulation: 1egulations apply to all industry, an e%ample of regulation within the print industry specifically could be the 2bscene Publications *ct $343, this act states that a person must not cover material which is obscene, whether it is in a person5s possession or it is published or broadcast. The used definition of obscene is 6likely to deprave and corrupt6 the audience for which it is intended and includes not only se%ually e%plicit material but material relating to violence and drug taking. Copyright: Intellectual Property Rights These are rights that a person or company has undivided rights to a plan, idea or other intangible assets! whether this be for a specific time or not. The reason for intellectual property rights is to encourage market development without fear that a competitor may 7steal8 your idea. These rights include Copyrights! patents! trade"arks and trade secrets# If these rights are violated you can take the issue to court via a lawsuit. Patent Patents are grants made by national governments that allow the creator of an invention to have e%clusive rights to manufacture, sell or use the invention. Patents apply to inventions or processes and protect against unauthorised application of the process9 invention. $esign Registration (esign registration is different from design rights, you have to apply to get your design registered. 'y registering your design you

protect the whole look and appearance of your product. :ou can apply to have protection against the shape, two dimensional surface patterns or graphic design or combination of the two. The reason you would register your design would be with a design rights only it is very difficult to prove your design was intentionally copied. Trade"arking% * trademark can be a name, slogan, word or symbol or other device that identifies a product or organisation. Trademarks like patents are registered on a national or territory level, they will be granted by the relevant government body. Copyright% +opyright applies to work that is recorded in someway! it is an automatic right as soon as you have recorded it. 1ights e%ist in items such as literacy, artistic, musical or films etc. It give the author specific rights to the work and prohibits unauthorised actions, and allows the author to take legal action in the case of infringement or plagiarism.