They call it Graphic Novel because Comic seems demeaning. But they are comics - which, in their simplest form, are the use of words and pictures to tell a story. Why should story told via Comic be considered not a true work of literature?
As I delve into the stacks of Comics I purchase last week, I'm learning how powerful these stories can be. Something about the images, the words floating over the picture, the movement, color and style - it's a unique form of story telling. I quite enjoy it.