Thursday, May 7, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Graphic


Suggested by Vega:
Last Saturday (May 2nd) is 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”



I have only read one graphic novel (review), and while it was ok, it's not something I would read all the time. Diana Gabaldon has a graphic novel coming out that features Jamie and Claire and this is definitely one I will read when it is released. But for the most part, I don't think this is a genre I will be seeking out.

7 comments:

Jess said...

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

PopinFresh said...

I hope you try out more graphic novels, I think that there is one for everyone. :)

~ Popin

JLS Hall said...

I haven't read any graphic novels yet, but I think I'm willing to give them a try. Just haven't found the right one yet. The Diana Gabaldon graphic does sound intriguing, so maybe that'll be my first!

JoAnn said...

I haven't read a graphic novel, either, but would like to try one. I wonder when Gabaldon's is coming out...

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Jess: Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to check that one out.

Popin: Do you have a recommendation of a good one? :)

JLS: I'm excited for this one, but I love Jamie and Claire!

JoAnn: I think they were shooting for July of 2009, but I haven't heard much about it lately, so I'm thinking it must have gotten pushed back.

Kat said...

I think graphic novels are more of format, rather than a genre. If you decide to delve into reading GN, you'll find that there's something for everyone: romance, horror, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, young adult...

You can start of reading Neil Gaiman's Sandman, but if that's too lengthy, try his Stardust. I've got a list of some Japanese comics that I like on my post. If you like romances, Sherrilyn Kenyon & Christine Feehan's works are also now in comic format. Cheers! :D

Sandy Nawrot said...

Yeah, I'm right there with you. I'm not opposed to the genre, really. I just have so many other things tugging at me. Maybe at some point I'll join a reading challenge that will force me to do my time. I've heard about Sandman, and a few others that keep popping up.