Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

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Peeve de jour: Graphic Novel

Comic books is a misnomer. They are seldom comic, and they are not bound well enough nor do they have enough pages to be called books.

Calling them graphic novels is even more ridiculous. While they do contain mostly pictures, there is only enough content to fill a page, at best. And don't give me the "picture is worth a thousand words" line, because these are much simpler pictures than the quote was referring to.

I do admire the art work, I have zero ability to draw anything even remotely recognizable as humanoid. But face it, one doesn't need a high level of literacy to understand (and enjoy) these works. One notch above "ooh! shiny!".

I think we need a brand new word, because Graphic Entertainment Pamphlet just doesn't have much of a ring to it.

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