Booking Through Thursday – Graphic
Last Saturday (May 2nd) was Free Comic Book Day! In celebration of comics and graphic novels, some suggestions:
– Do you read graphic novels/comics? Why do/don’t you enjoy them?
– How would you describe the difference between “graphic novel” and “comic”? Is there a difference at all?
– Say you have a friend who’s never encountered graphic novels. Recommend some titles you consider landmark/”canonical”.
Currently, I do not read graphic novels or comics, but I do really enjoy comics. Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes are my favorites. I have a few Calvin & Hobbes books that I pull out every once in a while when I need a good laugh.
I don’t know for sure, but I am guessing a graphic novel is basically a book made out of comics, where as comics are normally very short, such as the ones in the newspaper.
I not opposed to reading graphic novels or comics, I just haven’t come in contact with them much at all. There are several movies based on comics that I really enjoyed, X-Men, Iron Man, and Spiderman, so perhaps if I do decide to check out graphic novels/comics sometime, I’ll look into these.
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