Template:Infobox comics creator/doc

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Infobox comics creator may be used to summarise information about a person who is a comics creator.

Usage[edit]

The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article. Only the name and birth_date parameters are required. For an example, see Jerry Siegel.

{{Infobox comics creator
| name          = *
| image         = Replace this image fe/male.svg
| image_size    = 150
| caption       = 
| alt           = 
| bodyclass     =
| birth_name    = 
| birth_date    = *
| birth_place   = 
| death_date    = 
| death_place   = 
| nationality   = 
| area          = 
| cartoonist    = 
| write         = 
| art           = 
| pencil        = 
| ink           = 
| edit          = 
| publish       = 
| letter        = 
| color         = 
| alias         = 
| signature     = <!-- very optional -->
| signature_alt = 
| notable works = 
| collaborators  = 
| awards        = 
| module        = 
| website       = 
| nonUS         = 
| subcat        = 
}}

* These fields are required.

Parameter notes[edit]

  • name This is the "common name" the comics creator is associated with. Usually this is also the article's title. This field is required to either be completed or deleted. Deleting the field with default to the article title.
  • Placing images in the infobox uses two fields:
    • image which is just the filname of the image. The template will add the markup to show the image.
      Example: image= example.jpg
    • image_size which is the width the image will display at. The template expects just a number without the px.
  • The caption will appear below the image. Keep it short, but indicate the original source published source of the image and the artist(s).
  • To keep in line with Wikipedia:Alternative text for images, alt needs to be updated with the "text alternative" of the image. This is not the same as the caption. It should also be kept short, but needs to be descriptive of the image.
  • bodyclass will add a class or classes to the bodyclass. If the hlist parameter is passed, lists can be given as parameters to fields, which will be made into lists that are accessible to those with screen readers
  • birth_name is the comics creators full birth name.
  • birth_date is the comics creator’s date of birth, in the form: Month Date, Year. This is a required field.
  • birth_place is the comics creator’s place of birth.
  • death_date is the comics creator’s date of death (in form already given).
  • death_place is the comics creator’s place of death.
    • Note: birthdate and deathdate can either be entered directly or by using a series of numeric fields. If the fields are used, this infobox will generate the day of both and/or death using {{Birth date and age}}, {{Birth date}}, {{Death date and age}}, and {{Death date}}, please see these templates for more information on their functioning. If all three of the numerics, year, month, and day, are used for birth or death, then nothing should be in the related "...date" field.
      The numeric fields are:
  • nationality is the comics creator's nationality.
  • area is the main fields in which the comics creator works (i.e. writer, pencils, inks, colorist, letter, etc.). This field can either be entered directly or entered using the following logical fields:
    • cartoonist
    • manga artist - A creator of manga. If used as the primary or only area, then write, pencil, ink, and art should not be used.
    • write - writer
    • art - artist, If used as the primary or only are, then pencil, ink, and color should not be used.
    • pencil - penciller
    • ink - inker
    • edit - editor
    • publish - publisher
    • letter
    • color - colorist
  • alias lists other names the comics creator has worked under.
  • notable works lists the comics creator’s notable creations and/or works.
  • collaborators lists other comics creators that the person has had notable collaborative runs with. Single issue or works collaborations should be avoided.
  • influences - no longer supported.
  • influenced - no longer supported.
  • signature if available, a scanned image of an artist's signature. As with the main image, only the filename needs to be entered here. The template will automatically limit the image size to 128px.
    • To keep in line with Wikipedia:Alternative text for images, signature_alt needs to be updated with the "text alternative" of the image. This is not the same as the caption. It should also be kept short, but needs to be descriptive of the image.
  • awards lists any awards the comics creator has won.
  • module for an embedded template
  • website for the comics creator's official web site. Official website only. Unofficial websites should be placed under ==External links== in the body of the article. Use {{URL|example.com|optional display text}} as in example.com. Do not include the www. part unless the server requires it. Use camel case capitalization to make multiword domain names easier to read.
  • nonUS is a logical field for identifying comics creators that either do not work in, or work primarily outside, the US comics market. At present the only affect this has is with the term "colorist" (American spelling) and "colourist" (British spelling),

Categories[edit]

This infobox has been designed to place articles it's added to into appropriate categories under Category:Comics creators and to specific biography categories related to years of birth and years of death. To do this the following parameters are used.

  • subcat is generally the nationality sub category for Category:Comics artists. Category:Cartoonists, and Category:Comics writers. Please check those category trees to make sure the nationality subcategory actually exists.
    • Since manga artists are separated out from the nationality structure, the logical manga or the area manga artist can be added to sort an article into that category.

See also[edit]