Published on March 11th, 2009 | by lecraic6
I’m a graphic novel virgin
With all the talk of Watchmen on Twitter and elsewhere recently, I decided to seek out the book and read it before seeing the film. A few comments I read indicated it would be a good idea to do this as well. So I set off for the closest branch of Waterstones to discover a whole new section of books that I had never seen before – the Graphic Novel section. All kinds of shiny books on the shelf which I’m sure I will return to look at in closer detail. Back to the Watchmen though, and the purpose of this post.
I started reading at the weekend and found myself trying to read it in the same way as a text only book. It wasn’t long before I was found myself having to flip back the pages to try and work out who was who. I wasn’t paying attention to the visuals, and concentrating on the words. So, by reading The Watchmen, my brain is re-wiring itself to appreciate words and pictures together. Given that the type of book I normally read is non fiction – this is a very good thing.
Or maybe mine is a unique experience and others slip in to reading Graphic Novels easier than I do? What say you culchur vultures?