A Parisian friend showed me some graphic novels from his shelf. Here were some very sophisticated themes being dealt with and the art was terrific, much less raw than a lot of the stuff being done in America. That’s one of the problems with graphic novels. Who wants to spend 400 pages looking at what each picture means? You don’t often see good art and good story combined, and that’s what I saw happening in those French books.
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