RARA-AVIS: Re: At the Movies... (Gone, Baby, Gone)

From: Charlie Williams ( cs_will@hotmail.com)
Date: 29 Oct 2007

Although I often find that graphic novels are either too conservative or too wayward with nothing in between, certain ones really show up what you can do in the comic that you can't do in the novel. I can't imagine Alan Moore's FROM HELL as having anything like the same power in prose. Or anything by Moore really. There's a graphic novel called WHY I HATE VENUS that deals with stuff that I wouldn't go near if it was a novel, but I find for some reason utterly compelling set in pictures. Then again, most graphic novels are shit.

Then again, most prose novels are shit too.


---------- charliewilliams.net

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> Kevin,
> Are there other graphic novels and/or comic books that you do think
> would hold up as prose pieces? Which? Can't imagine many of my
> favorite Batman comics holding up as prose pieces, for instance.
> Recently, there have been a few writers who have simutaneously written
> comics and novels (Rucka, Huston, Gaiman, etc). Do you really see them
> doing the same things in both? Yes, they try to tell a good story in
> both media, but don't they each have different requirements, require
> different skills?
> Mark

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