have you read any Graphic Novels?

United States
August 17, 2008 8:42am CST
if so, have you liked any of them? i have started to read about certain types of graphic novels and hope to increase my knowledge of them. but i haven't read any of them yet. so, if you have read any graphic novels, i would like to hear what you have to say about them. thanks! have a good day!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Correct me if I am wrong but graphic novels are in a sense books that use comic type panels etc rather than text right? If I am correct here then yes I have read them in the past with characters like "The Preacher" and also ones related to religious stories, historical events and things like that; but I am not a regular reader of them no. I think it is a great way to encourage people to read and have to admit that I enjoyed the ones I have read very much.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
thanks for contributing to this discussion. :) graphic novels use text in addition to comic type panels. :)
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
17 Aug 08
No. What are graphic novels. Is it a book with illustrated pictures.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Graphic novels have hard covers as opposed to comic books that are soft-covered and flimsy. Physically-speaking, they last longer. Graphic novels are not considered to be a genre, but a format. They are similar to comic books in that they combine text and comic strip-type illustrations to tell a story. I have seen a biography that is a graphic novel.
• United States
17 Aug 08
thanks for contributing to this discussion!
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• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
A note on genre ... If you're talking about Japanese Manga, it does have different genre such as horror, romance, thriller, comedy, action, mystical and so on. However, it goes to a more specific level, where Manga is categorised according to certain targeted readers (of different age group and gender) for instance, the category of Shoujo, Shonen, Yaoi and Seinen.
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I don't read as many graphic novels as I would like. However, I love Maus and Maus II by Art Spiegelman. I really want to explore the art form more. Maybe, I'll be able to pick up some at the library tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!
• United States
28 Aug 08
thanks so much for contributing to this discussion. :)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
Do you mean Manga? If you're talking about Japanese Manga (sometimes called graphic novels too), the answer is yes. I've read plenty of them, but not every genre. Am I on the right track? If that's what you mean... perhaps I can post more about it in this discussion later.
• United States
17 Aug 08
Sure. Please discuss the Japanese Manga you have read. :)
@bunzor (303)
17 Aug 08
I own lots of graphic novels. They don't have to be hard covered to be considered such, I don't know where you got that information from! What kind of stuff are you interested in? Because there's no point in recommending certain books to you if you hate the genre of them!
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• United States
17 Aug 08
hello, i am reading a book about manga and anime graphic novels. i am also reading articles about graphic novels in general. i am not looking for recommendations of titles at the moment. thanks for your response.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I enjoy graphic novels, but i'm kindda picky about which ones I got a wonder woman alternate universe and it was really cool - and I read a series about Promethia - that was totally awesome. the art in both were great.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
hi, thanks! it's understandable that you are picky about what you read. i am, too.
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