Making the Case for Graphic Novels

21st February 2022
Making the Case for Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are sometimes dismissed as being just for younger readers, but that's not the case.

Graphic novels are a format, not a genre, and can be non-fiction as well as fiction. So much more than just superheroes and Snoopy, graphic novels now win awards, and are as entertaining as they are diverse. Stunning artwork combines with captions and dialogue to create a unique experience for readers.

Here are our 5 top reasons to give them a go. 

 

1. They’re a gateway

Large blocks of text can be intimidating and unwelcoming for new readers. Images dominate the pages in a graphic novel, which can make for a more enjoyable, more accessible reading experience.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a popular piece of non-fiction, but is over 500 pages in paperback format. It’s recently been adapted into a graphic novel to expand its readership still further. Images bring information to life!