September 04, 2014 at 12:01PM

September 4, 2014 by  
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The problems with calling comics creators "authors" and "illustrators."

As comics find wider acceptance in book stores and the realm previously reserved for literature, the medium once again finds itself encountering nomenclature fiction. "Author" may sound impressive, but it can misrepresent the collaborative nature of comics creation.

From +Dan Mishkin:
On the other hand, to portray me as “author,” and Ernie and Jerzy as “illustrators,” rather underplays my role in the finished art, even while overstating the mighty force of my guiding intellect.

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#comics   #graphicnovels   #writing   #illustration  

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