Last Saturday (May 2nd) is Free Comic Book Day! In celebration of comics and graphic novels, some suggestions:
– Do you read graphic novels/comics? Why do/don’t you enjoy them?
No, I don’t read Graphic novels would be a wrong thing to say. In fact I’ve never tried reading a Graphic novel.
My library doesn’t stock them and buying them would be very expensive especially when I don’t know whether I would like them or not.
I used to read comics when I was young. Archie’s, Chacha Chaudhary, Tinkle, mostly Indian.
– How would you describe the difference between “graphic novel” and “comic”? Is there a difference at all?
hmmm…I think comics are like incidents or like short stories. I haven’t read an entire comic based on a single story yet.
Graphic novels are novels in Graphic form 🙂 Right?
– Say you have a friend who’s never encountered graphic novels. Recommend some titles you consider landmark/”canonical”.
Although I haven’t read Graphic novels, if a friend were to ask me I would definitely recommend Persepolis or Maus. I have heard and read so much about them that I am sure I would like them and so would my friend. Or may be I could suggest something by Neil Gaiman. What do you think?