You are viewing grrm

(no subject)

I think 'comic book' in the US is a complete misnomer. There is nothing comical in (almost) any of them. The whole genre is monopolized by picture format stories of violent (not even slapstick and quite often gory) adventures of skimpily dressed bulging-muscled super-heroes (gender neutral). In that respect 'graphic novel' is a much more appropriate name. One can call it 'cartoon book' (simply 'cartoon' being reserved for cartoon movie/strips).

European comics are still true to the nature/genre ... I have seen a bunch of recent French and German comics that have pun, humour and other comical aspects. Even their adventure graphic stories are much better than their US counterparts ... in terms of drawing style and more importantly, content wise ... much more historical or fantasy based rather than one-dimensional super-hero stories.

Speaking of 'comic' and good book, I would promote 'Cartoon History of the Universe' all the volumes ... an exceptionally entertaining ans immensely edifying work. Anyone who likes comic books and EVERYONE who likes history (of the human race as a whole) should read/buy it.

Comment Form

No HTML allowed in subject

 
   
 

Notice! This user has turned on the option that logs your IP address when posting. 

(will be screened)

Profile

Spain
grrm
George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin

Latest Month

July 2015
S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner