“What Is a ‘Graphic Novel?'” slideshow

Librarians and comics educators, here’s a great and simple tool for introducing the basics of comics! We’ve put together a Powerpoint/PDF presentation of Jessica’s 2002 strip, “What is a ‘Graphic Novel?.'”  (Also available as a PDF poster or handout.)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which means that you are free to use it and edit it in whatever way you want as long as you give us credit, and don’t try to make money off the use.  We’d love to hear what you’re doing with this comic – whether at your book club, in your classroom, or somewhere else – please get in touch and tell us about it!

“What is a ‘Graphic Novel'” presentation : PDF/ PPT

You can find the web version here and the PDF poster version of this strip here.

"What is a 'Graphic Novel'"? Presentation

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


6 Comments to “What Is a ‘Graphic Novel?'” slideshow

  • by Amy

    On October 27, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Terrific! Thank you so much! I work with teachers in schools who really don’t have an understanding of graphic novels except, as you say, superhero comics. Unfortunately, comic and graphic novel reading is limited in schools because of this misunderstanding. It really is fantastic of you to share this resource. I’ll do the same!

  • by Jessica

    On October 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks a ton–I really hope this is useful to you.

  • by Mrs. Amelia Acevedo

    On September 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    At my school my students ask me to start a Comics Writers Club. I begin with the task to students recognize the difference between the comics and graphic novels, and this information was the most simple and integration one. Thanks you.
    Mrs. Amelia Acevedo
    EAVIA School Librarian
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

  • by Fiona

    On September 12, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you! A great intro resource, :-)

  • by Janice Harrington

    On December 31, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for resource. I am teaching To Kill a Mockingbird this year and would like to compare to the graphic novel .

  • by Matt

    On January 21, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Glad it’s useful and thanks for letting us know!

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