Commission Terms & Conditions

Reservation of Rights

All rights not expressly granted are retained by the Artist, including any electronic rights or usage, and including, but not limited to, all
rights in sketches, comps or other preliminary materials. Any use additional to that expressly granted requires arrangement for payment of a separate fee.


Revisions may be made only by the Artist at the sketch stage. Additional fees will be charged for revisions made after three (3) sketches and for revisions reflecting a new direction to the assignment, or new conceptual input.

Cancellation and Kill Fees

Cancellation (“kill”) fees are due based on the amount of work completed. Fifty percent (50%) of the final fee is due within 30 days of no-notification that for any reason the job is cancelled or postponed before the final stage. One hundred percent (100%) of the total fee is due despite cancellation or postponement of the job if the art has been completed. Upon cancellation or kill all rights to the art revert to the Artist and all original art must be returned, including sketches, comps, or other preliminary materials.

Credits and Copies

A credit line suitable to the design of the page will be used. Client agrees to pay an additional fifty percent (50%) of the total fee, excluding
expenses, for failure to include credit line. Credit line is required independent of Artist’s signature, which shall be included at Artist’s discretion unless otherwise agreed in writing. Client agrees to provide Artist with ten (10) sample copies of any printed material.


Payment for finished work is due upon acceptance, net thirty (30) days. The Client’s right to use the work is conditioned upon receipt of payment within thirty days of acceptance and upon Client’s compliance with the terms of this agreement. A two percent (2%) monthly service charge will be billed against late payment.

Original Art

Original art remains the property of the Artist unless expressed in the agreement. Client is responsible for the return of original art in undamaged condition within thirty (30) days of first reproduction.

Permissions and Releases

The Client agrees to indemnify and hold the Artist harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or privacy release was requested, or for which uses exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.

Contact information provided by the Client to the Artist under this Agreement is confidential.

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