Graphic Novels

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TRADITIONAL GRAPHIC NOVELS

Graphic Novels bare many similarities with comics and comic strips, in that the pictorial content is more important to telling the story than the worded content. However graphic novels tend to be longer and more in depth than either of their ‘cousins’, and as the name suggest, they are more like a traditional novel in content than the more episodic comic book or simple comic strip. Many graphic novels are based on comic books or are compilations of comic books.

UNTRADITIONAL GRAPHIC NOVELS

The above is not always true however.

graphic novel
n.  A novel whose narrative is related through a combination of text and art

Many ‘untraditional’ forms of the graphic novel exist, whereby they are not set out as comic strips but in other, experimental ways.

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