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Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:54:03 -0600
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In the artist book edition I did last year about Illinois' trilliums,  
I chose to give first billing to the author of the haiku which  
accompanied my illustrations, primarily as a thank you to her for  
collaborating, and also because she was so well-known in our state as  
a natural history writer and teacher. I agree with Barry's statement,  
below, about the artist often doing as much work or more, than the  
author or publisher. : )

Kathy G

On Feb 4, 2011, at 5:15 PM, Barry K MacKay wrote:

> I donít think you can expect to be acknowledged as an author if you  
> did none of the writing, although I do think you should be  
> mentioned for your extra help in the acknowledgements...not just as  
> an artist.
> I have had situations where I have helped the author with texts  
> Iíve illustrated, and not been mentioned for doing so in the  
> acknowledgements.  It doesnít bother me but I can understand others  
> not liking it.
> I have had ďco-billingĒ on books Iíve illustrated, but usually when  
> they are referenced my name gets left off.   An artist can do as  
> much, or more, work than an author, and will still almost  
> invariably get second billing and not be listed as an author when  
> the book is referenced.

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