July 28, 2022

Graphic novels are a medium to convey a variety of genres and topics- fiction and non fiction. "Using sequential art as a story telling device, graphic novels provide highly accessible glimpses into the world of their creators, but in unpredictable ways" (Kristof Avramsson, Library Graphic Novels Display, 2016).

Edward Said (2007) described the power of comics to "say what couldn’t otherwise be said, perhaps what wasn’t permitted to be said or imagined, defying the ordinary processes of thought, which are policed, shaped and re-shaped by all sorts of pedagogical as well as ideological pressures" (introduction to Joe Sacco's Palestine, 2001).