- Scott McCloud's quotation on what makes a graphic novel
- Mouly Spiegelman and the early days of graphic novels
- Discussion of up-and-coming ToonBooks
- A whole bunch of other gloriousness I won't summarize because I'm evil and making you check it out if you're interested!
"What they are is a publishing shorthand that says: big fat comic with a spine -- and people get that." --Scott McCloud on the term graphic novelFive pages of an online article may be a bit much for your time budget, so you can check out the highlights in comic form. Some of the text is a verbatim quote from the article. You can access three out of the four strips without registration, but it requires registration to view the first for some unknown and probably idiotic reason. However, if you can, I highly recommend reading both, the prose and comic versions of this article as they are equally enjoyable!