Thursday, February 02, 2017

Graphic Novel’ Is Not An Accurate Name For The Genre, So Maybe We Should Go Back To ‘Comics’

“It used to be ‘comic books,’ or ‘cartoons,’ or ‘the funnies’ – silly names for childish entertainments. Now, we say ‘graphic novels,’ with some rolling their eyes at the puffed-up earnestness of the name.” Joel Priddy looks at where the descriptor came from, why there’s a backlash against it, and why “comics” may be the least-bad option.

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