San Antonio, TX asked in Contracts and Business Law for Texas

Q: Does a person I drew sample illustrations for owe me money?

In 2014 I created drawing samples for a person who asked for them because she was writing a children's book. I sent a set of 4 designs and asked her to choose the one she liked best. She chose two and said that she would speak to me again after she talked to her PR person. But I didn't hear from her again until today, 8 years later.

Today, she sent an email message saying only " I found them!!!" I wasn't sure who this person was, so I Googled her name, remembered who she was, and saw that she had already published said book back in 2019.

When I sent her a message asking her to elaborate on her email, this is what she wrote. "We had talked back in February, about me wanting to hire an illustrator, for a children’s book.

You sent me some samples of honeybees and I really liked them. I am ready to publish my second book and would love to talk with you! She wrote it as if our conversation and email correspondence with my sample drawings all took place this year, but it did not.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
Answered
  • Plano, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I believe that you may have a case. I would have to see all the interactions.

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