Political cartoonist Martin Rowson discusses his graphic novel adaptation of Laurence Sterne's anti-novel, "The Life and Opinons of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman".
A graphic novel is actually a great medium for incredible stories. Unlike comic books, graphic novels are easily digestible because they contain a single continuous narrative, usually collected in one edition. This makes them addictive, engrossing and thought provoking. So for those just looking to dip their toes in this world of illustrations, why don’t we begin with some of the most popular graphic novel literature adaptations? These books may already be classics in their own rights but their illustrated editions have helped rope in more readers and elevate their status.
The Week brings you some of the graphic novels that have made their way into the literary canon.
I concur, and would add that adaptations are sometimes better. If given a choice between reading The Godfather or seeing the film, of course you should see the film. I certainly would not claim that this graphic novel adaptation of AWIT is “better” than the original but it is well worth reading if you’re a fan of L’Engle’s novel.