NPR’s Laurel Maury has released her Best Graphic Novels Of 2008. There are five, and we won’t tell you what they are, so click on the link already! Let’s just say it’s an eclectic list and comics are great, you know?
Now that the first blush of wonder has faded, new fans are beginning to realize what comics buffs have known for decades: Comics and graphic novels have their own traditions and idiosyncrasies, and learning to understand them can be a rewarding lifetime journey.
One further note: In the comments section, someone coins the term “CAFKA” for the phrase “comics aren’t for kids anymore” and puts it on the banned list. Resolved: We hereby adapt this term and shall use it henceforth.