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Title: comic writer / graphic novelist?
Post by: writingale on March 08, 2014, 11:01 AM
Silly question alert!

I love writing scripts - comics, graphic novels... have published a few with a book packager. But I still am not sure if I can call myself a graphic novelist because I don't (can't) draw... thoughts? If it is true, then what do I call myself - comic writer?

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Title: Re: comic writer / graphic novelist?
Post by: HaroldU on March 08, 2014, 01:55 PM
You're a writer. Period. Some of your manuscripts have been published as graphic novels, some as comic books.
Title: Re: comic writer / graphic novelist?
Post by: writingale on March 10, 2014, 01:05 PM
Thank you, Harold. You'd think I would be clear on this, after 10 years in the field!


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Title: Re: comic writer / graphic novelist?
Post by: JonathanMaberry on April 04, 2014, 08:51 PM
It's interesting how often this question comes up. A lot of folks think that comics and GNs (as well as picture books) require a double-threat writer/artist. That's almost never the case. Agents and editors don't even want to know if you doodle on your desk blotter let alone if you can or want to illustrate your work. For them it's all about the script.