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CLIP 9383

Growth of the Graphic Novel

Growth of the Graphic Novel
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Key Info
  • Growth of the Graphic Novel
  • Duration: 07:03
  • A discussion of the popularity of the graphic novel with contributions from writers Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman, who have written both traditional novels and graphic novels. They discuss the differences between the graphic and prose novel. There are examples of the techniques used within graphic novels to create a visual world that is created only in the imagination of the prose reader. The discussion also highlights some of the possibilities in graphic novels that are not possible within prose texts. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Writing: Narrative Fiction

  • Keywords: comics, graphics, novel, prose, writer, techniques, drawing, illustration, imagination, reading, Ian Rankin, Neil Gaiman
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful introduction to study of a graphic novel.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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