I’m becoming enamored with the art form of the graphic novel. It fascinates me, how the creators of graphic novels master not one craft, but two — storytelling and drawing — and blend them. I know very little about graphic novels, and I want to learn more.
The first graphic novel I read was Watchmen, considered the Big Daddy of graphic novels, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It’s easily one of the chewiest, most riveting books I’ve experienced.
Actually the author, Lucy Knisley, calls French Milk a “drawn journal.” The delight Knisley takes in sampling French food, strolling through museums, and simply passing the time with her family in a foreign land, is totally contagious. Flipping through the pages made me feel like I was a college-aged artist navigating Parisian streets. Charmant!
Anyway, I’m curious: What’s been your exposure to the genre? And, which graphic novel should I read next? I’m open to any and all recommendations. Educate me, please!