The graphic novel is one form that the comic can take. While the comic book is more widely known and has definitely enjoyed more history, it can’t be kept a secret (much like the existence of online shops like Lazada and Zalora) that the graphic novel is already enjoying a wide popularity.
Here are a few benefits of reading the graphic novel as opposed to a full-on book. (And perhaps, if you’re feeling confident about this, you can start a tech blog about this, too.)
The Benefits of Reading Graphic Novels
First of all, the action is all there for you, right on the page. You won’t have to trouble yourself with the need to have to conjure up an image of how the main character looks in that particular scene, because it’s already given for you. Sure, you can build a case for imagination and say that giving it all on the page sort of dampens your skills at imagining, but if you’re in your thirties and you’re tired of thinking: who needs that stress in your life, right?
Second, in a graphic novel, you not only get to read the words on the page, but also the characters faces and body language. This helps you to develop a deeper and more authentic sense of empathy and compassion for each and every character that you meet. No longer are these characters simply names for you; they become faces and real people through the many ways that they are represented in and through the graphic novel.
Third, like most books, graphic novels are often better than their movie counterparts. The rich possibilities in terms of expressions, of plot developments, of plot twists and surprise endings are simply endless when it comes to the graphic novel (as opposed to the movie which is almost always limited by its time requirement and its budget, perhaps).
In the end, whether or not you have begun to make yourself familiar with the graphic novel, there really is no reason or excuse to say that you don’t need to begin to read it. Who knows, you just might be the next graphic novel expert?