October 23, 2014 at 12:20PM
When comics become a species of novel — the graphic kind instead of the young adult or literary kind — it sends the message that what matters most are the words. And that couldn't be more wrong. It's a huge mistake to underemphasize the "graphic" part of graphic novels; in fact, favoring words over pictures is a good recipe for making bad comics.
shares some good food for thought about how nomenclature, while seemingly the purview of the obsessive and nerdy, can send mixed signals to an audience.