It's 3d here! I have been told to proclaim my opinions of comics and differences between them and graphic novels if there is a difference in my opinion, by my wonderful aunt who could never be replaced by someone and make me as happy as she does! So here we go:
I was given a few "comics" and decided to sort them. I put a few in what I called the "Graphic Novels" section, a few in the "Historical Comics" section, the "Anonymous" section and a few in the "Comics" section. An example of one I put into the graphic novels section is "Blankets" and "Watchmen"
. In comics, I put stuff like "Green Lantern" comics and such. I put "Maus" and such in the "Historical Comics" section. I had a blast doing this. Now, my aunt loved my opinions, but she did not agree with me on the "Blankets" choice. She said she would call it a comic. That was very interesting, and she asked me why I put it in the graphic novel section. I've tried describing why. At first, I thought it was the way it was drawn, but I've seen many different types of drawings that I would still classify under comics. Then I tried the way it was written and I got a bit closer. I believe that comics aren't like novels. I believe that some books classified under novels should be classified under comics, but I don't think that comics are like novels. Comics, I have noticed, have no ending. Every comic I have seen, ends with a cliffhanger. It goes on and on and on. Now, some things I would call comics don't do this. Such as Maus (well, that has a part two, but you know what I mean xD) and other things. Comics have a special thing about them though, that I haven't been able to put my finger on. I'll get back to you when I've got it.