Starting to wet my toe in a bunch of different graphic novels, having never actually read them before.
Some kindly folks have been giving me recommendations and lending me copies to read. My main request is *NO* superheroes and I love it when someone says, "okay, these *are* superheroes ... but not like *that*, you'll like this."
So ... what have I been reading?
I'm about halfway through the volumes of Strangers in Paradise
. Sort of a love triangle - he loves her but she loves another gal. After the [removed for spoiler] I think I have lost some of my momentum. But I do like these, apart from all the song lyrics excerpts, I like how it represents women and everyday gal problems.Y: The Last Man
. Setting aside all the ridiculously large (or one) breasted women and the farcical girlfriend on the other side of the world, hiking through Australia in the shortest shorts and a teeny tiny bra top (cause, like it's not hot and we still have our ozone layer over here - NOT!), I am really quite enjoying this series. Why the last man indeed?
Am reading Ghostworld
at the moment and am going to be tracking down V for Vendetta
But my current passion and why I have been staying up too late reading is: Fables
which I believe editormum
introduced me to by saying, "look it's about fairytales but it's not ...". And for me to get enthusiastic about fairytales or *gasp* reworking of fairytales, you *know* it's good. But I gotta go now and find out what has happened to Red.
But the thing that has surprised me the most about graphic novels is how long they take to read. I orginally thought they were quite expensive for how much time I would spend with them (which totally discounts the artwork etc) but that has turned out to be entirely untrue. Some of these take quite a while to work through one volume and they are very powerful, even with limited dialogue. I am really quite enjoying them.