How To Read a Graphic Novel

For many of us in the group this is our first foray into graphic novels. In case you needed a little background on how to approach or read graphic novels, here’s a a helpful guide from artist/writer/creator Jessica Abel and a TEDx conference video from Associate Dartmouth Professor Michael Chaney that give a little background on why comics are “serious” now, how you go about reading them and why graphic novels contain an intimacy or power that print novels and movies do not.

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Jeannette Walls

Here’s an interview Jeannette Walls gave with Gothamist.

It has some interesting insight from Walls as she talks about her family’s reaction to the book, how insight from readers as made her look at her family, and some thought provoking thoughts about luck.

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