The first column I ever wrote for this paper was about comic books. To me, graphic novels, comics and visual storytelling are some of the most interesting ways to convey a message.
The combination of text and images makes the story more vivid and engaging. For seasoned readers, a graphic novel can be a way to keep reading during stressful times like exams — when you don’t have time to read a long novel.
Second, for new readers, a picture-heavy book can keep attention as they work their way up to larger novels. If you want to see more about why I think graphic novels are cool, check out my earlier column.
This column is dedicated to the now closed Chapel Hill Comics. Chapel Hill lost a great asset to our community when our independent comic shop closed. The shop gave busy students a way to reconnect with childhood heroes, while also highlighting more artistic and meaningful modern storytellers and artists.
Every time you stepped foot in the store you were bound to see some new zine or comic or figurine that you wanted but might not have the money for.