graphic novel

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graphic novel:

see comic stripcomic strip,
combination of cartoon with a story line, laid out in a series of pictorial panels across a page and concerning a continuous character or set of characters, whose thoughts and dialogues are indicated by means of "balloons" containing written speech.
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Austen's charm and wit are not lost in this adaptation; in fact, Sach has done a very good job of bringing Austen's prose into graphic-novel format while making it understandable for a wide audience.
XIII is an epic, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world and is scheduled to release on all game consoles as well as the PC, in Fall 2003.
Sick is Gabby Schulz's fever-dream, the profoundly honest and disturbing graphic-novel account of a fifteen-day illness that pushed the author to the brink of death.
Nor do I think that English departments are going to stop teaching Melville or Milton in their original, textual versions anytime soon (although there exist terrific graphic-novel adaptations of Eliot's Waste Land by Martin Rowson and of Kafka's "Metamorphosis" by Peter Kuper).

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