hello, i just registered just to ask this question: if i find that publishing my fictional novel proves to be too difficult, such as getting too many rejection letters, or whatever's involved in that business, then a trick i may have up my sleeve is that i'm also lucky enough to be an extremely gifted artist/illustrator, but, of course, pictures take longer than text ('a picture is worth a thousand words'), so here's my plan, and correct me if i'm somehow 'wrong,' or just comment in general if a comment may enlighten me further in any way: instead of going with a comic book as my 'plan B' if publishing the text alone proves too difficult, is there some medium of 'graphic novel' or 'illustrated novel' that i can create for the express purpose of actually improving my chances with publishers, to help sate their willingness to publish my novel, that doesn't require as many pictures and dialogue bubbles as a comic book does, but, rather, is more like where it has text on one side, a picture on the other side, and repeat, or some format with that general concept of mixing text and pictures? for example i looked up the term 'graphic novel' on wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_novel and the closest image example there to what i'm talking about was the black and white image seen here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_novel#Modern_era so ultimately my question to any of you is this: if i find publishing to be too difficult with text alone, is it reasonable to assume that my artistic/illustration skills can change a publisher's mind, and, if so, are there any concerns i should have or things i should expect that i may not know of that could pose any sort of problem with a 'plan B' such as this? lastly, does this sort of medium have a special name that publishers already recognize it as? please excuse my lack of the use of the shift key. my book has caps in it. thanks!