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. : )
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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