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Comics and graphic novels are incredibly popular, but if you've never cracked one open yourself, it can be hard to know where to start. These days, we're spoiled for choice; there are so many awesome ones by and about women, online and in print, and in every genre and format imaginable. Check out some top picks below to get started. Lumberjanes is the girl-centric camp adventure you were waiting for. As co-creator Noelle Stevenson told Vanity Fair , "[I]f you just have women interacting with other women, what does that free you up to do? Drawn in lush, expressive black and white, Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution is one of the great modern graphic novels. Satrapi is brutally honest about her own immaturity, and her family eventually sends her away to spend her high-school years in Vienna.
Graphic novels are one of the fastest growing categories in publishing and bookselling. As the U. Although still mostly targeted at youth, graphic novels are increasingly of interest to an expanded audience, which includes many adults. Narratives composed out of visual images or out of images and words have a very long history — a history that stretches back to the first cave paintings. In their combination of text and image they are closest to another major 20th century medium — film. Not surprisingly there is a rich interchange between the two — film technique informs graphic novels and, in turn, many filmmakers base their work on comics or graphic novels not only Batman and the X-men, but also Ghost World, American Splendor, A History of Violence, Art School Confidential, and many others.
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