Professional Artist Client Toolkit

PACT is a tool to help freelance fantasy, sci-fi, comic book and other illustrators negotiate a better living for themselves.

Improving the standards for freelance art professionals in today's industry

“If PACT is showing artists that you can have open honest dialog with ADs and we can take your collective concerns back to our companies and use it as leverage, then that’s going to be a real force for change.”

Lauren Panepinto Art Director, Orbit Books

“...PACT is going to be perfectly placed to see what complaints are isolated incidents and where real problems are developing with a company or AD.”

Lauren Panepinto Art Director, Orbit Books

“If PACT is showing artists that you can have open honest dialog with ADs and we can take your collective concerns back to our companies and use it as leverage, then that’s going to be a real force for change.”

Lauren Panepinto Art Director, Orbit Books

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Articles

Gain a world of insight from leading artists and art directors. Learn what art schools didn’t teach you about self-promotion, managing your finances, negotiating contracts, copyrights, and treating your art as a business.

News

Stay informed on what is currently going on in the world of illustration. Track industry specific trends, as well as larger political actions that could affect the rights to your work.


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Ratings

Happy or upset with your clients’ business practices? Post detailed ratings for them on PACT’s four key criteria; amount of pay, timeliness of pay, contract terms, and ease of work. Check out ratings from other artists in order to make informed decisions about potential new clients.

Profile Page

Remain anonymous, or let the world know who you are and what you think. Follow your favorite artists or companies, see popular ratings, and keep track of your favorite articles. Upload a few images in your gallery as well.

Glossary

Refer to our comprehensive glossary to help navigate contract legalese. Not sure what a Severability Clause is? Find that out, and much more, on the free glossary page.

Contracts

Download sample contracts drafted by PACT’s lawyer. A wide variety of contracts are available, with variable rights packages including one time rights, limited time rights, and limited purpose rights. All for free!

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