Category Archives: Book Reviews

There and Back Again

Dixon, Charles. Illustrated by David Wenzel.The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic. by J.R.R. Tolkien. Del Rey Fantasy. New York, NY 2001 Character- The Hobbit (and Tolkien’s work more generally) have character development based on narrator exposition, in … Continue reading

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Time To Get Literary

So, it seemed as though there was a general agreement on examining how graphic novels meet the requirements of literature, or the “Literary Components.” (hereon referred to as LCs) Lists differ, but I think a solid place to start would … Continue reading

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Why Spiderman is Poetic

Confession: before my partners in crime here at the Graphic Novel Hovel pointed out to me the merits of comic books and their influence on my beloved graphic novels, I had never picked one up myself, had never become acquainted … Continue reading

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