Thursday, May 07, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Graphic

- Do you read graphic novels/comics? Why do/don’t you enjoy them?

I do! I do! And I love them! I'm more of an indie comics girl than super hero comics. Well I love them because they combine two of my favorite things, reading and art!

- How would you describe the difference between “graphic novel” and “comic”? Is there a difference at all?

I'm not sure if this is technically correct, but to me a comic is much much smaller, usually much cheaper and not built like a book. But a collection of comics can form a graphic novel. And graphic novels are usually bound like a real book because they are a lot thicker. Rambling over...

- Say you have a friend who’s never encountered graphic novels. Recommend some titles you consider landmark/”canonical”.

Well, I haven't read it, but apparently Watchmen is the greatest graphic novel ever. I would tend to suggest authors like Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve) , Daniel Clowes (Ghost World), and Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan- still need to read this one.) I'm actually participating in the Graphic Novel Challenge this year to try and read some of the comics/graphic novels I've purchased over the last year or two!

Booking Through Thursday


  1. I just read Shortcomings, which was good. Now I'm reading Emiko Superstar. Both are graphic novels about real people in real life for those who are turned off by graphic novels because they don't wanna read about... fantasy or whatever. Minx Books make graphic novels for girls and I think they're pretty good. Also, Degrassi graphic novels are the bomb! Even Babysitters Club has some.

  2. I've started read more of them lately and I've found I'm really enjoying them. Well, most of them. Some are just too bizarre, even for me.

  3. I don't read a ton of graphic novels, but I loved Epileptic by David B. It was just incredible.

  4. I enjoy some graphic novels, but not comics much. I've been reading the 100 Bullets series and have been meaning to get a copy of Epileptic by David B. as well cause I've heard great things.

  5. I feel bad - Jimmy Corrigan has been sitting on my shelf for over a year and, other than idly flipping through it, I've never read it. I fear it will be sad.

  6. I prefer comics over graphic novels, but I also love the DC's Minx imprint.

  7. Alea check out French Milk if you havent already. An awesome Graphic Memoir!


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