I have mentioned my grandnephew Tristen before. He has overcome a lot in his 18 years. He was misdiagnosed for years before they realized he had Asperger's. He has blossomed in the last four years and is a special part of my life. He is a wonderfully caring and loving young man. He calls and stops by to make sure that Reid and I are okay. He helped me lift a heavy hide-a-bed sofa to put risers under it to make it easier for Reid to get up and down. Right now he wants to help an artist friend. I have put the information he gave me below the orange cheeto. Please see if you can give advise or steer him to someone who can advise.
Artist is in a contract for the last two years. Only signed for the publication of a comic. Other works clause present, meant to be for the production of merchandise. Used to keep him obligated for the production of materials unrelated to his comic, the reason for the publication contract in the first place. Last two years he's been all but forced to work on projects at much less than minimum wage. About 200 a month max. (I think less.) Right now, he just wants his ip back. Looking for a lawyer knowledgeable in California contract law, as he's obligated to work on projects he doesn't want to do.
It's led to massive issues with depression and carpal tunnel.
Currently lives in Texas, has NDA compliant contract available for review.
Contract written under California law (not a right to work state)
That should cover it.