This Saturday’s question: How do you feel about “graphic novel” and other non-nerd safe terminology?
Do you hate the fact that comics are now called “graphic novels?” Or are you okay with it? And while I’m at it, let’s discuss another important topic: Does it really matter, is it making something from our day-to-day life seem somehow cooler to the masses, or is it completely defeating the point when your undergrad teaching assistant introduces that you’re reading a “graphic novel” in your English 101 course? Or is it the same people in the back row yelling, “You mean a comic? What are we, eight?” or the same people in the front row shaking their heads going, “it’s a serialized collection, or trade paperback, because Alan Moore didn’t originally intend for it to be…” and so on and so forth?
So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?