We’ve had some questions about the boundary between Comicogs and Bookogs. We’ve tried to provide some clarification here.
Graphic novels and comic strip collections or comic book collections belong in Comicogs. The rationale for adding graphic novels and comic collections to Comicogs is routed in the core reason for the database, which is an account of comic history. Every compendium, reissue, volume set, collection, etc. is historical printing of those comics.
Magazines or journals should be entered into Bookogs, as they would at your local library.
The difference between a comic book and an illustrated book:
It is a distinction drawn by how they are published or the majority of action and dialogue happening in the illustration. If a publishing company calls it an illustrated book, it is an illustrated book and belongs in Bookogs. However, if it isn't overtly stated, the majority of action and dialogue happening in the illustration would be the big deciding factor.
Illustrated book: A story told using illustrations to decorate the narrative, or; a collection of illustrations that may convey a narrative or is monographic.
Comic book: A story told using comic art (panels of images to express ideas, scenes, story sequence, and pacing in the narrative) along with written prose, written narrative, written sound effects or other information.
Any book with some illustrations or pictures in it would belong in Bookogs. Following the same logic for any books that have snippets of comics in them, they would also belong in Bookogs.
Thank you for your help in realizing our vision for these new ‘ogs’ databases. Please bring up any odd cases in our Support Forums for discussion. Now let’s get out there and catalog everything!