Tag: Graphic Novels

Comic books and graphic novels aren’t just for children. (Op-Ed)

Comic books and graphic novels aren’t just for children. (Op-Ed)

There is a common misconception that comics are for children; worse, there is a misconception that comics are for uneducated people who read at a low level. This simply isn’t the case. Comics and graphic novels can tell compelling, emotional, dark, adult stories. The first graphic novel I read was in an undergraduate class at […]

Graphic Novels: A Gateway to Reading

Graphic Novels: A Gateway to Reading

In a society where we value the educated class, by giving those with better degrees higher salaries and more credibility, we are often too quick to sneer at the underappreciated gem that fuses art and literature, graphic novels. In our society we are taught to esteem ourselves on things like our grades, reading levels, advanced vocabularies, and overall intellect. We are told to read the classics and books that are on par with this standard, leaving comics and graphic novels to waste away with the picture books of our childhoods. After all, that’s all they are right? Picture books? Far too simplistic and remedial to have any real substance, right? Wrong.

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