Template:Comic strip reference

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Purpose

To format references to comic strips in a consistent and legible manner.

Usage

For a comic strip with one creator:

{{Comic book reference
 | Cartoonist = 
 | Strip = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Paper = 
 | Location = 
 | Date = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Supplement = 
 | Syndicate = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Page = 
 | Panel = 
 | ID = 
 }}

For a comic strip with a writer and separate artist:

{{Comic book reference
 | Writer = 
 | Artist = 
 | Strip = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Paper = 
 | Location = 
 | Date = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Supplement = 
 | Syndicate = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Page = 
 | Panel = 
 | ID = 
 }}

For a citation involving multiple creators: For a comic strip with a writer and separate artist:

{{Comic book reference
 | Writer = 
 | Cowriters = 
 | Artist = 
 | Coartists = 
 | Strip = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Paper = 
 | Location = 
 | Date = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Supplement = 
 | Syndicate = '''REQUIRED'''
 | Page = 
 | Panel = 
 | ID = 
 }}
  • Cartoonist: Use this field for a strip with only one creator, for example, Peanuts by Charles Schulz. It needs to be entered in piped form so that it displays the author in citation style, Last, First. Example, [[Charles Schulz|Schulz, Charles]].
    • Writer: On a collaborative strip, use this field to enter the writer's name, again in piped form so that it displays the author in citation style, Last, First. Example, [[Lee Falk |Falk, Lee]]. (This field is ignored if the Cartoonist field is used)
      • Cowriters: When citing a strip which has multiple writers, or when citing a strip's entire run and that run includes multiple writers, use this tag to identify up to two more writers. They should be entered in normal style, First name Last name rather than citation style, for example [[Mark Schultz]], not [[Mark Schultz|Schultz, Mark]]. If more than three writers in total contributed to the work, identify three, one using the writer tag, two using this tag, and follow with the phrase et al, as follows: [[Mark Schultz]], [[Cullen Murphy]] ''et al''.
    • Artist: On a collaborative strip, use this field to enter the artist's name, where the artist has provided both the pencilling and the inking, again in piped form so that it displays the author in citation style, Last, First. Example, [[Ray Moore|Moore, Ray]]. (This field is ignored if the Cartoonist field is used)
      • Coartists: When citing a strip which has multiple artists, or when citing a strip's entire run and that run includes multiple artists, use this tag to identify up to two more artists. They should be entered in normal style, First name Last name rather than citation style, for example [[Brant Parker]], not [[Brant Parker|Parker, Brant]]. If more than three pencillers in total contributed to the work, identify three, one using the penciller tag, two using this tag, and follow with the phrase et al, as follows: [[Brant Parker]], [[Johnny Hart]] ''et al''.
  • Strip: The title of the strip. Example: Peanuts. This is a required parameter.
  • Paper: Title of the newspaper, magazine, for example The Times. In the case of a webcomic the website where the strip was published, also giving the url, for example [http://www.keenspot.com/ Keenspot].
  • Location: The location of the newspaper or magazine, for example London, UK.
  • Date: January 1, 2006. Full date of publication. This is a required parameter.
  • Supplement: If the strip in question was published in a supplement to the newspaper, the name or nature of the supplement should be given.
  • Syndicate: The syndicator of the comic strip. Use name of company at time of publication. This is a required parameter.
  • Pages: 45: List the page within the newspaper or magazine upon which the strip was published. If pages are not identified, count from first page, ignoring covers, and place the number in square brackets, [].
  • Panel: Panel number, if referencing a specific panel. Panels should be identified by counting left to right, and top to bottom where necessary.
  • ID: Use this field to enter an ISBN if known, in the form ISBN 0198749872.

Examples

Citation of a specific strip

{{Comic strip reference
 | cartoonist=[[Milton Caniff|Caniff, Milton]]
 | strip=[[Steve Canyon]]
 | paper=Journal Herald
 | location=Dayton, OH
 | date=July 15, 1967
 | supplement=Color Comics Supplement
 | syndicate=Newspaper Syndicate
 | page=1
 }}

Caniff, Milton (c). Steve CanyonJournal Herald (Dayton, OH). July 15, 1967, [Color Comics Supplement], Newspaper Syndicate

 1.

Citation of a strip's entire run

{{Comic strip reference
 | writer=[[Chic Young|Young, Chic]]
 | cowriters=[[Dean Young (cartoonist)|Dean Young]]
 | artist=[[Chic Young|Young, Chic]]
 | coartists=[[Mike Gersher]], [[Stan Drake]]
 | strip=[[Blondie (comic strip)]]
 | paper=Various
 | date=September 8, 1930 - present
 | syndicate=King Features Syndicate
 }}

Young, ChicDean Young (w),  Young, ChicMike Gersher, Stan Drake (a), BlondieVarious September 8, 1930 - present, King Features Syndicate.