Booking through Thursday

Today's discussion is the following --
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”

My answer --
I don't read graphic novels, I have not seen much evidence of them over here in the U.K. The odd one I've spotted has been similar to stories in a women's magazines but perhaps a little longer. Although I'm not against the weekly/monthly publications I prefer a longer read with a book.
As a child I loved comics, 'Princess', 'Diana' and 'Bunty' , who can remember the' 4 Mary's' in the Bunty? Great fun!
My answer is very negetive, I'm afraid so therefore I wouldn't have any recommendations.

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jlshall said…
I loved comics as a child, too. And I didn't have any recommendations either - also haven't read any graphics. But I think I'm willing to give them a try. Just haven't found the right one yet.
Miss 376 said…
I've never like comics. When the boys were younger, I had to force myself to read comics to them because they wanted me to
JoAnn said…
I've never read a graphic novel, but would like to try one.
Kat said…
Oddly enough, one of the biggest names ever associated with graphic novels is English :) Neil Gaiman's Stardust & the Sandman series are among the ones I'd recommend. There's plenty of genres available in most comics, so I'm sure you can find one that'll fit your liking if you do decide to dive into it. :) I've got a few recommendations here. Cheers!
Anonymous said…
Good evening Zetor. I like the actual books too. I did enjoy comics when I was a child. My hubby loved the graphic novels. Now he prefers book like me.
Have you read Tintin and Asterix? I loved those!

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Barbara said…
Not come across a graphic novel before. I guess they must be 'picture' novels?

Comics as a child yes, Beano, Dandy,Schoolfriend is all I can remember.

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