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August 7, 2008

Bio Graphic Novels

Anne tipped us off to an article titled Top 10 graphic novels by Danny Fingeroth published in the July 30 2008 issue of the Guardian

which will give you someplace to go after reading Maus, Persepolis, The Quitter and A Contract with God! (tell me you've been following the ALA/Nextbook series Modern Marvels)

We had a great discussion about the term "graphic novels" since many of the well-known ones are not really novels, not really fiction, but rather biographical or autobiographical. So I want to call them "biographix", but there is a company "out there" on the Web by that name, so I don't know how far we can run with it. But on the other hand they're not doing graphic "novels" and it's a tad hard to worry about an org that uses the word "firstly" on its site, even if it does appear in dictionaries, including the OED.

Posted by s-gang at August 7, 2008 9:47 AM

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