I'm writing a novella with the hope of (what else?) getting some people to read it. The subject matter is visual and episodic--four distinct sections with a screenplay story structure--so a few friends have suggested attempting to publish it as a graphic novel instead, in four books. I'd actually prefer this since I think the format would resonate better with the target audience and there's a lot of weird graphic violence that would be more visceral if rendered visually. But I can't draw. I'm not hoping to make any money from this (at best, this is for publicity) but I also don't know how expensive it is to publish a graphic novel, either as an ebook or in print. Or how expensive it is to hire an artist (or if there are aspiring artists out there who'd work for the cost of materials as a means of self-promotion--assuming of course they dig the material). And is the format really specific? Like X number of panels and Y number of pages per book or can you get creative? I've only read two graphic novels so I have no idea. I really liked one of them, though. Does anyone have any experience with this? How much does it cost? What would a decent artist charge? Anyone here published anything? Thanks! My alternate plan is just publishing through the Kindle store as a prose novella, but where is the audience for that?