Armchair BEA: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Today I want to talk about Comics and Graphic Novels. I know many readers don't think of them as "books" but really they aren't different at all. Think of them as picture books for adults. You have your Graphic Novels that are series long and generally follow the same main characters and then you have comics which are Novellas/ short stories set in a particular world but can follow anyone. See I told you they were similar. It is just all about perception.
Something I've noticed about people who don't read Graphic Novels or Comics is they think they are for kids only. This is simply not true. You can find them in a variety of genres covering a wide variety of subjects. Did you know, most Classic books have a Comic or Graphic novel version? You can find the likes of Jane Eyre, Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo all in Graphic Novel or Comic form.
One thing I really love about Graphic Novels and Comics is the ability to see the characters in front of me. Or in the case of some series, the world coming to life is a treat in itself. I tend to think Graphic Comics and Novels give the Author the perfect platform to express their vision to its fullest capacity. This is how they envisioned the world and their characters and this is how we should see them as well.
Some of my favorite Graphic Novels and Comics continued television series I loved but sadly had been cancelled. I love getting to see the story after the show ends and it keeps me connected to the characters I spent years falling in love with.
I also love that I can follow books into Graphic Novel or Comics form giving me another medium to immerse myself in the world. Recently one of my favorite Zombie series The Hollows was turned into a Graphic novel and it was brilliant. I can't wait to read more!!
Do you read Graphic Novels or Comics?
If so, Which are your favorites?
If not, Why haven't you?
As always, have a link to your post for the day feel free to leave it below. I love reading them all!
Want to check out my other posts from this week? I'll link them below!Armchair BEA- Non-Fiction
Armchair BEA- Keeping It Fresh & Children's Literature