Illustration Contracts


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Hey guys, we creative types all love long-winded and wordy contracts, right? No? Oh yeah that's right. No-one does.

Just wondering, what do you consider the bare essentials of, specifically, an illustration contract? Or do you have any favourite templates you like to tweak?


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Hey Jim, glad you're better.

It's probably wrong of me, but I don't bother with contracts at all, though I'm quite happy to sign one if the client wants to draw one up (not that I read it properly anyway). Most of my work comes
from private individuals these days, so I make do with email proof and insist on a deposit etc. If it's a company, I make sure I get some
form of Purchase Order before I start, so there's often a certain amount of trust involved as they don't tend to like handing out a deposit.