“The graphic novel is part of a spectrum of sequential art formats
that includes a range of related media such as one-panel gag
cartoons and serially published comic books.” Francisca Goldmsith
“Graphic novels are stories told in a comics format that express a
continuous tale. The art is what brings dimension and flavor to the
story, bringing the dialogue to narrative life.” Steve Miller
“… The term [graphic novel] has become distorted with prejudices
and preconceptions, riddled with confusion.” Paul Gravett
What IS a graphic
Complete within volume
Characteristics of a
Characteristics of a comic
Limitless and episodic
Published like periodicals
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Manga and Anime. Westport,
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Building a Collection
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and Marketing a Dynamic Collection.
Chicago: American Library
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Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens. New
York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.
By Kat Tan for VOYA Booklist
School Library Journal Publisher’s weekly
The Comic Journal
Weiner, Stephen. The 101 Best Graphic
Novels. New York: NBM, 2005.
Thompson, Jason. Manga: The Complete Guide.
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Gorman, Michele, and Jimmy
Gownley. Getting Graphic!:
Comics for Kids.
Columbus, Ohio: Linworth
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