October 23, 2014 at 12:20PM

October 23, 2014 by  
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"Graphic Novels," or "Comics"? It's complicated.

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.

+Dan Mishkin 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.

#comics   #comicbooks   #graphicnovels   #jfk  

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