Goosebumps Graphix#3: Scary Summer / R. L. Stine
Three hot, talented comic artists adapt these bestselling Goosebumps books into a cool new graphic format.
Someone's creeping through the garden, doing nasty things! Dean Haspiel, a veteran of Batman and Justice League comics, knows just how to portray The Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes.
In his comic series like The Bakers and Plastic Man, Kyle Baker proves he's one funny artist, the perfect guy to draw a story about fun and games at camp--until The Horror at Camp Jellyjam is uncovered.
"Graphic novel" is a term used by librarians, educators, and booksellers to indicate a publishing format--books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, consisting of "sequential art"--a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. Although today's graphic novels are a recent phenomenon, this basic way of storytelling has been used in various forms for centuries--early cave drawings, hieroglyphics, and medieval tapestries like the famous Bayeux Tapestry can be thought of as stories told in pictures. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.
School librarians and educators have reported outstanding success getting kids to read with graphic novels, citing particularly their popularity with reluctant readers, especially boys--a group traditionally difficult to reach. At the same time, graphic novels with rich, complex plots and narrative structures can also be satisfying to advanced readers.