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!