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IMHO one of the greatest artists of our time. Building Stories is a masterpiece.
(n.b. the blurred book that teresa is in front of here is building stories by chris ware, which is a graphic novel story collection that takes place in a single apartment building and is presented in a variety of forms [a book, a fake newspaper, etc.]. i own one of the pieces, which is about a woman with one leg. it's an absolutely stunning piece of literary work and i recommend it to anyone. i wish it had a thematic link to tre and her story that would make it grimly ironic, but it's all about people's quiet, contemplative interior lives so its only connection to teresa is in representing her exact opposite.)
Since this is not a graphic novel, the illustration would need to add so much that it made sense to be there vs. not being there and using words instead.
As an example, think about how visual memes are used or Diary of a Wimpy Kid (or perhaps Hyperbole and a Half, the adult version of this idea). Is there something that is being translated that must be done visually? A joke, some juxtaposition of design that crafts new meaning that could not be achieved otherwise?
This will be easier achieved with comedy but with a deft hand I don't see why it couldn't be achieved with drama if it's appropriate to the work. The medium must serve the story.
It's tempting to want to include visuals because they are easy for people to digest. I leave loads of concept stuff on the side when I take something to market. Some of it is professional sketch, some of it is fully rendered painting by professional artists. It has other uses but doesn't belong in the novel/script or on the cover.
If you liked that you might really enjoy Chris Ware's Building Stories.
It's a box set graphic novel, all different format books, all telling stories inside an apartment building over time. You can read the books and many of the panels in any order.
Building Stories, (graphic novel)
Decalogue, (Polish tv series)
La Haine, (film)
Fish Tank, (film)
I would spend $3 extra dollars and buy Building Stories by Chris Ware.
It is once of the most interesting "graphics novels" I have ever experienced. I say "graphic novels" because what it really is, is a collection of different items that all help tell a story ranging from newspapers and pamphlets to comics. It is worth experiencing yourself so I don't really want to give any more information away.
If you like experimental visual storytelling, check out Chris Ware's experimental graphic novel, Building Stories.
If you check out the Amazon page for it, look at the reader photos of the "book," where you see you can literally build your story out of the pieces of the book.
It is neatly designed both in terms of its drawings as well as the unconventional structure of the book, which are essentially like puzzle pieces.
I just ordered it (should be coming tomorrow) and I can't wait. It's won various awards.
As others have said, if you want to make money, then you have to employ your writing skills in marketing and advertising. Other options are to do graphic novels, either traditional ones or experimental ones like Chris Ware's books.
You could also look into video gaming. There are lots of interesting games that employ really nice graphic design visuals, and also storytelling as well.
The other option is experimental animation, too, but that isn't a money maker at all. Since the early 1900s, there have been artists employ graphic-design like visuals and making films, sometimes for ideological reasons or other times just to experiment with form.
Maybe Building Stories by Chris Ware? It's really cool and comes in a big box with a ton of little pieces with the comics all over them. Like a map, a pamphlet. Not really a proper book.