The researcher found graphic novels
to be valuable curricular materials for inquiry-based learning.
Pawuk and Serchay provide readers, librarians, teachers, and other reader advisors a guide to graphic novels
, both original graphic novel
titles--created solely in a bound format--and collected graphic novels
series--originally published as a monthly comic book and after a period of time, repackaged in a collected paperback or hardcover format.
As an added bonus, SC has added a sneak peek of the three other novels, written by the graphic novel
writer, Travis Ware (Immortal Secrets Vampire/Drama, Photo Finish - Martial Arts/Action, and Last Night- Murder Mystery).
The chapters in Part One provide historical context for the study of graphic novels
. Chapter 2, "Adult Comics before the Graphic Novel
," traces the effects of the anti-comics crusade led by Fredric Wertham in the United States in the mid-twentieth century; it also explores interactions between comics production and the fine art work of Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Mel Ramos.
Justin Mellette's essay, also on the Sandman series, focuses on comics serialization, and although he discusses some of the possible distinctions between "comics" and "graphic novels
" he has no issue with using the term "comics" in connection with this series.
Research into the use of graphic novels
in secondary classroom settings tends to focus on the manner in which these texts might support students with reading challenges, and there has been little previous study on the role of graphic novels
in general secondary student populations or in elementary school classrooms.
Despite the growing popularity of graphic novels
, however, there are still those who enter our program who have never read one, and none of the novice teachers in my courses has ever read one for a course in high school.
Despite long-standing debates about whether the labels 'comics' and 'graphic novels
' are suitable for their subjects, it is useful to look not at how these labels describe their subjects, but rather how well they position their subjects within the public sphere.
Brozo (literacy, George Mason U.), Moorman (Appalachian State U.), and Meyer (reading and special education, Appalachian State U.) suggest a framework for using graphic novels
in the classroom to stimulate student interest.
For mainstream comics, the original graphic novels
have become somewhat of a lost art form.
During the last 20 years it has become increasingly acceptable to include graphic novels
in the literary cannon.