Thursday, May 07, 2009
Booking Through Thursday
Suggested by Vega:
Last Saturday (May 2nd) is Free Comic Book Day! In celebration of comics and graphic novels, some suggestions:
- Do you read graphic novels/comics? Why do/don’t you enjoy them?
- How would you describe the difference between “graphic novel” and “comic”? Is there a difference at all?
- Say you have a friend who’s never encountered graphic novels. Recommend some titles you consider landmark/”canonical”.
When I was teen, I used to read the Betty and Veronica comic books. I would read them so fast that I want more of them. So I make sure I buy them whenever I see them. Now that I got older - eh - I haven't read them or any other comic books than.
Now, I read my comics from the daily newspapers, every day/weeks. I like to have my morning laugh when I wake up in the morning before I start my day. Sometime the comic make me smile or give me an up lifting feeling. It short and too the point. My favorite would be "For Better Or For Worse", "Peanuts", "Sally Forth", "Baby Blue" and "Blondie". The Sunday newspapers have lot more comics in them, and I believe that Betty and Veronica comics are in Sunday paper? Or was the comic is now call "jughead"? I don't often read the Sunday papers, so I really don't know which comics are still there. I should start picking up Sunday papers more often. I use to get Sunday papers at home but had to cancel it. But now that some of the comic collections are printed in books, I would love to get copies of all of my favorite one :)
While both are similar, I think there is a different between graphic novel and comic. A graphic novel usually are lengthy and has a complex storyline. It like reading your fiction novels. Where as comic is a short story. In the old day, it usually sequences of comic strips. Now it either a single or long story broken up over several issues. At lease this is how I think the different are. Someone can correct me on this :)
I haven't any chance to read graphic novels that are out lately. So I can't really recommend anything to my friends. Although I do know that Christine Feehan did wrote a graphic novel, that is either it is part of or not the Dark series books. I haven't brought it. Unless they want to read some comics, I will suggested them to read all the comics that I've mention earlier. See above.
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