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The Formatting Documents are a set of the top-most documents in the hierarchy of documents about The Grand Comics Database™. If anything written anywhere else contradicts this document, the Formatting Documents are deemed to have the correct information. (And please let us know if you do find any contradictions)Older records in the database may not match what is documented here. The Editors are working on correcting the records, but it is a slow process. These rules are currently being reviewed and updated on the [http://groups.google.com/group/gcd-policy gcd-policy] mailing list. Please feel free to join if you are interested in the discussions. Please review the [[Policy Procedures]] prior to joining.
The Formatting Documents are the set of top-most documents in The Grand Comics Database™ document hierarchy. If anything elsewhere contradicts this set of documents, the Formatting Documents take precedence. (And please [[Error Tracker FAQ|let us know]] if you do find any contradictions.) Older records in the database may not match what is documented here. Editors work to correct the records, but it is a slow process. These rules are reviewed and updated on the [http://groups.google.com/group/gcd-policy gcd-policy] mailing list. Please review the [[Policy Procedures]] and join if you are interested in the discussions.


The Formatting Documents are written to provide indexers, editors and tech people a common language on what should be entered into the database, where it should be entered and how it should be entered. As such, they apply to both the Online Interface (OI) and the Flat-File format.
The Formatting Documents are written to provide indexers, editors, and tech people a common language on what should be entered into the database, where it should be entered, and how it should be entered. As such, they apply to both the Online Interface (OI) and the Flat-File format.


Information on adding Cover scans is at the [[Covers_FAQ|Cover FAQ]] and [[Adding_Covers|Adding Covers]].
Information on adding cover scans is in the [[Covers FAQ]] and [[Adding Covers]].


'''Note''': You may see notes about a rule being "approved" or "unapproved" or "under consideration by the Sr. Editors". These notes are from an earlier project and should be disregarded. We are in the process of removing them but you may still see some around.
'''Note''': You may see notes about a rule being "approved" or "unapproved" or "under consideration by the Sr. Editors". These notes are from an earlier project and should be disregarded. We are in the process of removing them.


== General Indexing Format Rules ==
== General Indexing Format Rules ==


* '''In the interests of preserving information''', Indexers are free to add information to existing indexes and update them with missing or corrected information. However, indexers should not rewrite the content of an index merely to suit their own personal style, nor should they remove any factually correct information from an index as long as that information is pertinent to the person or object being indexed.  Per vote of [http://www.comics.org/voting/ballot/270/ 2016-01-05].
* '''In the interests of preserving information''', Indexers are free to update existing indexes with missing information or corrections; however, do not rewrite the content of an index to suit a personal style, nor remove any factually correct information pertinent to the person or object being indexed, per [http://www.comics.org/voting/ballot/270/ vote of 2016-01-05].
* Some fields in the GCD may be filled out in one of several different ways, all of which are considered correct. When editing an existing index, please try to follow its existing style and respect the decisions made by the original indexer. In return, other indexers will respect your stylistic choices when they edit your work in the future.  Please note that '''adding''' more detail is always allowed and encouraged, and '''correcting''' incorrect or outdated formats is also encouraged.
** Some fields in the GCD may be filled out in one of several different ways, all of which are considered correct. When editing an existing index, follow its existing style and respect the decisions made by the original indexer. Please note that '''adding''' more detail is always allowed and encouraged, and '''correcting''' incorrect or outdated formats is also encouraged.
* Credits that are not applicable to the story in question (colorist for black & white stories, writer or letterer for pinups) should have the No checkbox checked (previously we entered "none" in the field)
* If credits are not applicable to a sequence (colorist for black & white stories, writer or letterer for pinups), check the No script (or No pencils, No inks, etc.) checkbox (previously "none" was entered in the field).
* Fields where information is required but not known should not be left blank, but should be filled with "?" unless there is an "uncertain" checkbox like "Page count uncertain"
* For fields where information is required but not known, enter "?" rather than leaving it blank, unless there is an "uncertain" checkbox, such as "Page count uncertain".
* Multiple entries in the same field (such as stories with more than one penciller) should be separated with a semi-colon (";") not a comma.
* Separate multiple entries in the same field (such as stories with more than one penciller) with a semicolon (";") not a comma.
* Square brackets are used for "also known as" or other information that is not in the actual comic, such as ("[as Joe King] ").
* Use square brackets for a creator's pseudonym such as "[as Joe King]" per [[Credits]] or for information that is not actually in the comic.
* Round brackets are used for further detail, such as describing a contributors exact contribution ("(co-plotter)") or information about a character ("(introduction)").
* Use round brackets (parentheses) for further detail, such as describing a creator's contribution with "(co-plotter)" per [[Credits]] or information about a character such as "(introduction)" per [[Character Appearances]].
* A September 2012 clarification of when to use capitalization has resulted in a slight modification of the formatting rules.  Genres, credit clarifications (such as "painting" or "typeset"), etc. are not to be capitalized.
* Do not capitalize genres, credit clarifications (such as "painting" or "typeset"), etc. per a September 2012 clarification of when to use capitalization.
* By long-standing convention, the preferred entry method for all text-based information is to use the language the comic was published in. English can always be used as an alternate.
* Use the language the comic was published in for all text-based information, by long-standing convention. English may always be used as an alternate.
* See also the GCD [[Style Guide]] for general information on the style of data entries.
* See also the GCD [[Style Guide]] for general information on the style of data entries.


 
'''Note''': To see links to more information about each data field while you are indexing, check the "Wiki Links in OI" box near the bottom of your Profile page, and a link to the appropriate topic will appear as a small [?] near each data field.
NOTE: If you want to see links to more information about each data field, while you are indexing, you can. Simply check the "Wiki Links in OI" box near the bottom of your Profile page, and a link to the appropriate topic will appear as a small [?] at the top of each data entry field.


== Fields available to Indexers ==
== Fields available to Indexers ==
1.0: Issue
1.0: Issue
  1.1: [[Issue Numbers|Issue Number]]
  1.1: [[Issue Numbers|Issue Number]]
  1.2: [[Issue Title]]
  1.2: [[Issue Title]]
  1.3: [[Variant_Issues#Variant_Name|Variant_Name]]
  1.3: [[Variant Issues#Variant Name|Variant Name]]
  1.4: [[Volume]]
  1.4: [[Volume]]
  1.4.1: [[Display Volume with Issue Number]]
  1.4.1: [[Display Volume with Issue Number]]
  1.5: [[Indicia/Colophon Publisher]]
  1.5: [[Indicia/Colophon Publisher]]
  1.6: [[Publisher's_Brand_Emblem|Brand]]
  1.6: [[Publisher's Brand Emblem|Brand]]
  1.7: [[Publication Date]]
  1.7: [[Publication Date]]
  1.8: [[Keydate]]
  1.8: [[Keydate]]
  1.9: [[On-sale Date]]
  1.9: [[On-sale Date]]
  1.10: [[Indicia frequency]]
  1.10: [[Indicia frequency]]
  1.11: [[Cover Price|Price]]
  1.11: [[Cover Price|Price]]
  1.12: [[Page Count]]
  1.12: [[Page Count]]
  1.13: [[Editing]]
  1.13: [[Editing]]
  1.14: [[ISBN]]
  1.14: [[ISBN]]
  1.15: [[Barcode]]
  1.15: [[Barcode]]
  1.16 [[Indicia Printer]]
  1.16: [[Indicia Printer]]
  1.17: [[Publisher's Age Guidelines]]
  1.17: [[Publisher's Age Guidelines]]
  1:18: [[Publisher Code Numbers]]
  1.18: [[Publisher Code Numbers]]
  1.19: [[Cover Stock]]
  1.19: [[Issue Awards]]
  1.20: [[Notes (issue)]]
  1.20: [[Cover Stock]]
  1.21: [[Keywords]]
  1.21: [[Notes (issue)]]
  1.22: [[Comments]]
  1.22: [[Keywords]]
 
  1.23: [[Comments]]
2.0: Sequence/Story
  2.1: [[Sequence Number]]
  2.2: [[Title]]
  2.2a: [[First Line]]
  2.3: [[Type]]
  2.4: [[Feature]]
  2.5: [[Feature Logo]]
  2.6: [[Genre]]
    * [[Official Genres List]]
  2.7: [[Job Number]]
  2.8: Creator [[Credits]]
  2.8.1: [[Script]]
  2.8.2: [[Pencils]]
  2.8.3: [[Inks]]
  2.8.4: [[Colors]]
  2.7.5: [[Letters]]
  2.8.6: [[Editing]]
  2.9: [[Page Count]]
  2.10: [[Character Appearances]]
    * [[Indexing Variant Characters|Indexing multiple versions of the same character]]
  2.11: [[Synopsis]]
  2.12: [[Reprints|Reprint Notes]]
  2.13: [[Notes]]
  2.14: [[Keywords]]
  2.15: [[Comments]]
  ONLY for sequences of type [[About Comics]]
  2.16: [[Abstract]]
  2.17: [[DOI]]
 
3.0: Series
3.1: [[Book Name|Series Name]]
    * [[New Series|Definition of Series]] (when to create a new series)
3.2: [[Format]]
3.3: [[Publication Type]]
3.4: [[Is Singleton]]
3.5: [[Years of Publication]]
3.6: [[Country]]
3.7: [[Language]]
3.8: [[Barcode]]
3.9: [[Indicia frequency]]
3.10: [[Indicia Printer]]
3.11: [[ISBN]]
3.12: [[Issue Title]]
3.13: [[Volume]]
3.14: [[Publisher's Age Guidelines]]
3:15: [[Publisher Code Numbers]]
3.14: [[Comics Publication]]
3.15: [[About Comics]]
3.16: [[Tracking]]
3.17: [[Series Notes]]
3.18: [[Keywords]]
3.19: [[Comments]]
 
4.0: Publisher
4.1: [[Publisher Name]]
    * [[New Publisher|Definition of Publisher]] (when to create a new publisher)
4.2: [[Years of Operation]]
4.3: [[Country]]
4.4: [[URL]]
4.5: [[Publisher Awards]]
4.6: [[Notes (on Publisher Screen)]]
4.7: [[Keywords]]
4.8: [[Comments]]
 
5.0: Brand
5.1: [[Brand Group]]
5.2: [[Brand|Brand Emblem]]
5.3: [[Brand Use]]
5.4: [[Years of Use (Brand)]]
5.5: [[URL (Brand)]]
5.6: [[Notes (Brand)]]
5.7: [[Keywords]]
5.8: [[Comments]]


6.0: Indicia/Colophon Publisher
2.0: Sequence/Story
6.1: [[Indicia/Colophon Publisher|Indicia Name]]
  2.1: [[Sequence Number]]
6.2: [[Years of Use (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)|Years of Use (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
  2.2: [[Title]]
6.3: [[Surrogate]]
  2.2.1: [[First Line]]
6.4: [[Country (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)|Country (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
  2.3: [[Type]]
6.5: [[URL (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)|URL (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
  2.4: [[Feature]]
6.6: [[Notes (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)|Notes (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
  2.5: [[Feature Logo]]
6.7: [[Keywords]]
  2.6: [[Genre]]
6.8: [[Comments]]
    * [[Official Genres List]]
  2.7: [[Job Number]]
  2.8: Creator [[Credits]]
    2.8.1: [[Script]]
    2.8.2: [[Pencils]]
    2.8.3: [[Inks]]
    2.8.4: [[Colors]]
    2.7.5: [[Letters]]
    2.8.6: [[Editing]]
  2.9: [[Page Count]]
  2.10: [[Character Appearances]]
    * [[Indexing Variant Characters|Indexing multiple versions of the same character]]
  2.11: [[Synopsis]]
  2.12: [[Reprints|Reprint Notes]]
  2.13: [[Story Awards]]
  2.14: [[Notes]]
  2.15: [[Keywords]]
  2.16: [[Comments]]
  2.17: [[Abstract]] (only for [[About Comics]] sequences)
  2.18: [[DOI]] (only for [[About Comics]] sequences)


7.0: Creator
3.0: Series
7.1: [[GCD Official Name|GCD Official Name]]
  3.1: [[Book Name|Series Name]]
7.2: [[Creator Names|Creator Names]]
    * When to create a [[New Series]]
7.3: [[Name Type]]
  3.2: [[Format]]
7.4: [[Additional Creator Names]]
  3.3: [[Publication Type]]
7.5: [[Sources Fields]]
  3.4: [[Is Singleton]]
7.6: [[Relation Type Fields]]
  3.5: [[Years of Publication]]
7.7: [[Year / Month / Date Fields]]
  3.6: [[Country]]
7.8: [[Biography|Who's Who]]
  3.7: [[Language]]
7.9: [[Country / Province / City Fields]]
  3.8: [[Barcode]]
7.10: [[Biography|Bio]]
  3.9: [[Indicia Frequency]]
7.11: [[Notes (Creators)]]
  3.10: [[Indicia Printer]]
7.12: [[School Details (Add Schools button)]]
  3.11: [[ISBN]]
7.13: [[Degree Details (Add Degrees button)]]
  3.12: [[Issue Title]]
7.14: [[Creator Disambiguation]]
  3.13: [[Volume]]
  3.14: [[Publisher's Age Guidelines]]
  3:15: [[Publisher Code Numbers]]
  3.16: [[Comics Publication]]
  3.17: [[About Comics]]
  3.18: [[Series Awards]]
  3.19: [[Tracking]]
  3.20: [[Series Notes]]
  3.21: [[Keywords]]
  3.22: [[Comments]]


8.0: Creator Influence
4.0: Publisher
All creator influences must be self-identified by the named creator. Sources for this self-identified influence must be cited.
  4.1: [[Publisher Name]]
8.1: [[Influence Name|Influence Name and Link]]
    * When to create a [[New Publisher]]
8.3: [[Sources Fields]]
  4.2: [[Years of Operation]]
8.4: [[Notes (Creator Influences)|Notes (Creator Influences)]]
  4.3: [[Country]]
  4.4: [[URL]]
  4.5: [[Publisher Awards]]
  4.6: [[Notes (on Publisher Screen)]]
  4.7: [[Keywords]]
  4.8: [[Comments]]


9.0: Creator Membership
5.0: Brand
9.1 [[Organization name]]
  5.1: [[Brand Group]]
9.2 [[Membership type]]
  5.2: [[Brand|Brand Emblem]]
9.3 [[Year fields]]
  5.3: [[Brand Use]]
9.4 [[Sources Fields]]
  5.4: [[Years of Use (Brand)]]
9.5 [[Notes (Creator Memberships)]]
  5.5: [[URL (Brand)]]
  5.6: [[Notes (Brand)]]
10.0: Creator Award
  5.7: [[Keywords]]
10.1 [[Award name]]
  5.8: [[Comments]]
10.2 [[Year fields]]
10.3 [[Sources Fields]]
10.4 [[Notes (Creator Awards)]]


11.0: Creator Non Comic Work
6.0: Indicia/Colophon Publisher
11.1 [[Work Type]]
  6.1: [[Indicia/Colophon Publisher|Indicia Name]]
11.2 [[Publication Title]]
  6.2: [[Years of Use (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
11.3 [[Employer Name]]
  6.3: [[Surrogate]]
11.4 [[Work Title]]
  6.4: [[Country (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
11.5 [[Work Role]]
  6.5: [[URL (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
11.6 [[Sources Fields]]
  6.6: [[Notes (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)]]
11.7 [[Work Notes (Non Comic Work)]]
  6.7: [[Keywords]]
  6.8: [[Comments]]


12.0: Creator School
7.0: Creator
12.1 [[School Details (Add Schools button)]]
  7.1: [[GCD Official Name]]
12.2 [[Year fields]]
  7.2: [[Creator Names]]
12.3 [[Sources Fields]]
  7.3: [[Name Type]]
12.4 [[Notes (Schools)]]
  7.4: [[Additional Creator Names]]
  7.5: [[Sources Fields]]
  7.6: [[Relation Type Fields]]
  7.7: [[Year / Month / Date Fields]]
  7.8: [[Biography|Who's Who]]
  7.9: [[Country / Province / City Fields]]
  7.10: [[Biography|Bio]]
  7.11: [[Notes (Creators)]]
  7.12: [[School Details (Add Schools button)]]
  7.13: [[Degree Details (Add Degrees button)]]
  7.14: [[Creator Disambiguation]]


13.0: Creator School Degree
8.0: Creator Influence
13.1 [[Degree Details (Add Degrees button)]]
    * All creator influences must be self-identified by the named creator. Sources for this self-identified influence must be cited.
13.2 [[Year fields]]
  8.1: [[Influence Name|Influence Name and Link]]
13.3 [[Sources Fields]]
  8.2: [[Sources Fields]]
13.4 [[Notes (Degrees)]]
  8.3: [[Notes (Creator Influences)]]


14.0: [[Creator Images]]
9.0: Creator Membership
  9.1: [[Organization name]]
  9.2: [[Membership type]]
  9.3: [[Year fields]]
  9.4: [[Sources Fields]]
  9.5: [[Notes (Creator Memberships)]]


15.0: [[Character Table|Characters]]
10.0: Creator Award
15.1 [[Degree Details (Add Degrees button)]]
  10.1: [[Award name]]
15.2 [[Year first published]]
  10.2: [[Year fields]]
15.3 [[Description (Characters)]]
  10.3: [[Sources Fields]]
15.4 [[Notes (Characters)]]
  10.4: [[Notes (Creator Awards)]]


11.0: Creator Non-Comic Work
  11.1: [[Work Type]]
  11.2: [[Publication Title]]
  11.3: [[Employer Name]]
  11.4: [[Work Title]]
  11.5: [[Work Role]]
  11.6: [[Sources Fields]]
  11.7: [[Work Notes (Non Comic Work)]]


<br />
12.0: Creator School
(end of definitions)
  12.1: [[School Details (Add Schools button)]]
<br />
  12.2: [[Year fields]]
----
  12.3: [[Sources Fields]]
===Policy Votes Affecting This Topic===
  12.4: [[Notes (Schools)]]


https://www.comics.org/voting/ballot/405/ - 2020-06-10
13.0: Creator School Degree
  13.1: [[Degree Details (Add Degrees button)]]
  13.2: [[Year fields]]
  13.3: [[Sources Fields]]
  13.4: [[Notes (Degrees)]]


https://www.comics.org/voting/ballot/370/ - 2019-12-29
14.0: [[Creator Images]]


https://www.comics.org/voting/ballot/59/  - 2011-05-19
15.0: [[Character Table|Characters]]
  15.1: [[Year first published]]
  15.2: [[Description (Characters)]]
  15.3: [[Notes (Characters)]]


https://www.comics.org/voting/ballot/50/  - 2011-05-09
16.0: [[Universes]]
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[[Category: Formatting Documents]]

Latest revision as of 11:24, 12 September 2022

The Formatting Documents are the set of top-most documents in The Grand Comics Database™ document hierarchy. If anything elsewhere contradicts this set of documents, the Formatting Documents take precedence. (And please let us know if you do find any contradictions.) Older records in the database may not match what is documented here. Editors work to correct the records, but it is a slow process. These rules are reviewed and updated on the gcd-policy mailing list. Please review the Policy Procedures and join if you are interested in the discussions.

The Formatting Documents are written to provide indexers, editors, and tech people a common language on what should be entered into the database, where it should be entered, and how it should be entered. As such, they apply to both the Online Interface (OI) and the Flat-File format.

Information on adding cover scans is in the Covers FAQ and Adding Covers.

Note: You may see notes about a rule being "approved" or "unapproved" or "under consideration by the Sr. Editors". These notes are from an earlier project and should be disregarded. We are in the process of removing them.

General Indexing Format Rules

  • In the interests of preserving information, Indexers are free to update existing indexes with missing information or corrections; however, do not rewrite the content of an index to suit a personal style, nor remove any factually correct information pertinent to the person or object being indexed, per vote of 2016-01-05.
    • Some fields in the GCD may be filled out in one of several different ways, all of which are considered correct. When editing an existing index, follow its existing style and respect the decisions made by the original indexer. Please note that adding more detail is always allowed and encouraged, and correcting incorrect or outdated formats is also encouraged.
  • If credits are not applicable to a sequence (colorist for black & white stories, writer or letterer for pinups), check the No script (or No pencils, No inks, etc.) checkbox (previously "none" was entered in the field).
  • For fields where information is required but not known, enter "?" rather than leaving it blank, unless there is an "uncertain" checkbox, such as "Page count uncertain".
  • Separate multiple entries in the same field (such as stories with more than one penciller) with a semicolon (";") not a comma.
  • Use square brackets for a creator's pseudonym such as "[as Joe King]" per Credits or for information that is not actually in the comic.
  • Use round brackets (parentheses) for further detail, such as describing a creator's contribution with "(co-plotter)" per Credits or information about a character such as "(introduction)" per Character Appearances.
  • Do not capitalize genres, credit clarifications (such as "painting" or "typeset"), etc. per a September 2012 clarification of when to use capitalization.
  • Use the language the comic was published in for all text-based information, by long-standing convention. English may always be used as an alternate.
  • See also the GCD Style Guide for general information on the style of data entries.

Note: To see links to more information about each data field while you are indexing, check the "Wiki Links in OI" box near the bottom of your Profile page, and a link to the appropriate topic will appear as a small [?] near each data field.

Fields available to Indexers

1.0: Issue
  1.1: Issue Number
  1.2: Issue Title
  1.3: Variant Name
  1.4: Volume
  1.4.1: Display Volume with Issue Number
  1.5: Indicia/Colophon Publisher
  1.6: Brand
  1.7: Publication Date
  1.8: Keydate
  1.9: On-sale Date
  1.10: Indicia frequency
  1.11: Price
  1.12: Page Count
  1.13: Editing
  1.14: ISBN
  1.15: Barcode
  1.16: Indicia Printer
  1.17: Publisher's Age Guidelines
  1.18: Publisher Code Numbers
  1.19: Issue Awards
  1.20: Cover Stock
  1.21: Notes (issue)
  1.22: Keywords
  1.23: Comments
2.0: Sequence/Story
  2.1: Sequence Number
  2.2: Title
  2.2.1: First Line
  2.3: Type
  2.4: Feature
  2.5: Feature Logo
  2.6: Genre
    * Official Genres List
  2.7: Job Number
  2.8: Creator Credits
   2.8.1: Script
   2.8.2: Pencils
   2.8.3: Inks
   2.8.4: Colors
   2.7.5: Letters
   2.8.6: Editing
  2.9: Page Count
  2.10: Character Appearances
    * Indexing multiple versions of the same character
  2.11: Synopsis
  2.12: Reprint Notes
  2.13: Story Awards
  2.14: Notes
  2.15: Keywords
  2.16: Comments
  2.17: Abstract (only for About Comics sequences)
  2.18: DOI (only for About Comics sequences)
3.0: Series
 3.1: Series Name
    * When to create a New Series
 3.2: Format
 3.3: Publication Type
 3.4: Is Singleton
 3.5: Years of Publication
 3.6: Country
 3.7: Language
 3.8: Barcode
 3.9: Indicia Frequency
 3.10: Indicia Printer
 3.11: ISBN
 3.12: Issue Title
 3.13: Volume
 3.14: Publisher's Age Guidelines
 3:15: Publisher Code Numbers
 3.16: Comics Publication
 3.17: About Comics
 3.18: Series Awards
 3.19: Tracking
 3.20: Series Notes
 3.21: Keywords
 3.22: Comments
4.0: Publisher
 4.1: Publisher Name
    * When to create a New Publisher
 4.2: Years of Operation
 4.3: Country
 4.4: URL
 4.5: Publisher Awards
 4.6: Notes (on Publisher Screen)
 4.7: Keywords
 4.8: Comments
5.0: Brand
 5.1: Brand Group
 5.2: Brand Emblem
 5.3: Brand Use
 5.4: Years of Use (Brand)
 5.5: URL (Brand)
 5.6: Notes (Brand)
 5.7: Keywords
 5.8: Comments
6.0: Indicia/Colophon Publisher
 6.1: Indicia Name
 6.2: Years of Use (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)
 6.3: Surrogate
 6.4: Country (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)
 6.5: URL (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)
 6.6: Notes (Indicia/Colophon Publisher)
 6.7: Keywords
 6.8: Comments
7.0: Creator
 7.1: GCD Official Name
 7.2: Creator Names
 7.3: Name Type
 7.4: Additional Creator Names
 7.5: Sources Fields
 7.6: Relation Type Fields
 7.7: Year / Month / Date Fields
 7.8: Who's Who
 7.9: Country / Province / City Fields
 7.10: Bio
 7.11: Notes (Creators)
 7.12: School Details (Add Schools button)
 7.13: Degree Details (Add Degrees button)
 7.14: Creator Disambiguation
8.0: Creator Influence
    * All creator influences must be self-identified by the named creator. Sources for this self-identified influence must be cited.
 8.1: Influence Name and Link
 8.2: Sources Fields
 8.3: Notes (Creator Influences)
9.0: Creator Membership
 9.1: Organization name
 9.2: Membership type
 9.3: Year fields
 9.4: Sources Fields
 9.5: Notes (Creator Memberships)
10.0: Creator Award
 10.1: Award name
 10.2: Year fields
 10.3: Sources Fields
 10.4: Notes (Creator Awards)
11.0: Creator Non-Comic Work
 11.1: Work Type
 11.2: Publication Title
 11.3: Employer Name
 11.4: Work Title
 11.5: Work Role
 11.6: Sources Fields
 11.7: Work Notes (Non Comic Work)
12.0: Creator School
 12.1: School Details (Add Schools button)
 12.2: Year fields
 12.3: Sources Fields
 12.4: Notes (Schools)
13.0: Creator School Degree
 13.1: Degree Details (Add Degrees button)
 13.2: Year fields
 13.3: Sources Fields
 13.4: Notes (Degrees)
14.0: Creator Images
15.0: Characters
 15.1: Year first published
 15.2: Description (Characters)
 15.3: Notes (Characters)
16.0: Universes