I ran across a list of 25 graphic novels that are basic to the genre – or so the author of the list claims. Do you read graphic novels? If so do you agree that this is a list that provides a novice to the genre (me) with some good places to start? I have read two (2) graphic novels this year, but both were adaptations from previously published novels. I am looking to read an original, not an adaptation. Please make comments if you have recommendations.
In my youth I did read comics. My RA-bro and I had this great spot to hang out at our aunt’s house and we kept our comic books there. It was in her basement, the former coal cellar, and it was an awesome place to sit and read comics and play complicated card games like War. We were devastated when it flooded and we lost our comics. I think that there must be some distinguishing characteristic that makes graphic novels more than comic books, but I am not clear what that is. Make comments if you can help me with that distinction.
In other news, the Canadian Olympic commentators have grammatical issues. They don’t get adverbs. Often heard today “she finished strong,” or some similar phrase. It should be “she finished strongly.” Of course one could say it was a strong finish. And now I am finished my grammatical rant.