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Citation Format for Graphic Novels and Illustrated Books

Graphic novels and illustrated books that have a single contributor (i.e. the same author and illustrator) should be cited it like any other book.  However, if there are multiple contributors:

  • begin the citation with the name of the contributor whose work matters most to your reseach
  • identify the function of each contributor as they are listed in the source (e.g. writer, illustrator, art by, letters, lettering by, introduction by, translator)
  • if the book has more than two contribuors, list them in the order in which they are presented on the title page