What are graphic novels?
Graphic novels are stories written and illustrated in the style of a comic:
- Vivid illustrations combine with short bursts of text, often presented in a series of rectangular panels
- The story unfolds in a clear sequence, and is often action-packed (and funny)
Graphic novels can be fiction (for example: historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, fairytales) or nonfiction (for example: history, biography, informational)
The main characters don’t have to be superheroes!