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The Graphic Novel and the Age of Transition: A Survey and Analysis

April 8, 2013

Tabachnick, S. E. (2010). The Graphic Novel and the Age of Transition: A Survey and Analysis. English Literature In Transition, 1880-1920, 53(1), 3-28.

The Graphic Novel and the Age of Transition-A Survey and Analysis” discusses graphic novels, meaning serious novels created in comic-book format for adults on quality paper with quality illustrations. It notes that graphic novels offer a visual as well as a narrative experience. Differences between graphic novels and other visual experiences, such as film and drama, are enumerated. It examines the graphic novel as an attempt to keep the physical book alive in an electronic age by combining the traditional reading experience with a visual experience.

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