Graphic novels ain't comics : did you know ?

Posted by Unknown on Dec 1, 2008

In Brief : Yesterday I was reading an interview of Jeff Smith in Mumbai Mirror, the creator of graphic novel Bones, and it struck me how is it different from the comics. Here is the difference....
A graphic novel is a type of comic book, usually with a lengthy and complex storyline similar to those of novels, and often aimed at mature audiences.

It also means comic short story anthologies, and in some cases bound collections of previously published comic book series (commonly referred to as trade paperbacks).
Graphic novels are typically bound in longer and more durable formats than familiar comic magazines (using the same materials and methods as printed books).

They are generally sold in bookstores and specialty comic book shops rather than at news-stands.
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Aldhis said...

I have a book about comic by Scott McLeon. That's clearly define what a comic is.

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