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Have you tried Graphic Novels?

So what is a Graphic Novel?

You might have called them “Comics”.

A Graphic Novel is a novel in comic-strip format. Graphic novels can be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy or anything in between.

When we think about comics, our earliest thoughts are warm childhood memories of reading the Garfield comic strips in the newspaper. There was something so laughable about that smart aleck cat, his put upon owner, Jon and his always blissful dog Odie. Of course, we all grew up with superhero comics, like Superman and Batman.

So what is the difference between a comic book and Graphic Novels? Well, there is a very clear difference between the two. Graphic novels are much longer and tend to be much more complex. While a comic book will tell a story over many issues, graphic novels more often have their storylines wrapped up in only one or two books.

Graphic novels have grown in popularity and into a wide variety of genres, including horror, science fiction, mysteries, and classics. Some adults are getting in on the action and now books have both a novel format and a graphic novel version.

Comic books and graphic novels are attracting critical buzz and have become an innovative way to tell engaging stories in the perfect blend of the visual and written word for kids, teens, and adults.

We have a display of Graphic Novels in the Library ranging in suitability from primary school age to adults.

If you haven’t seen the shelves where they are yet…ask someone in the library to point you in the right direction!