Zabardast wrote:I had a jackass friend who tried explaining to me there is no such thing as graphic novels, they are simply comic books in collected form.
I like to educate people who are genuinely interested in the distinction, but it can be confounding.
I had a guy that asked me if Watchmen was a graphic novel. I explained to him the difference and told him that in the truest since of the word, no, because it was released as 12 monthly issues. I then showed him Pride of Baghdad and Contract With God and told him why they were gns. I showed him the Watchmen trade and explained the concept of a trade paper back. He then asked me how much the single issues would cost, I told him the last set I sold was for $120, but they generally sell for about twenty dollars a piece. He then looked at the trade, saw it was twenty for the whole shebang and ask if he could purchase it in the graphic novel format.