I finished my first graphic novel, Sandman:Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman.
Color me very, very impressed.
I have always been more of a verbal person than a visual one. I was frankly unsure whether I would properly appreciate a story in the graphic format. Turns out it isn’t a problem.
I was enthralled by the Dream storyline, and the non-linear way the tale unfolded. The art was moody and appropriate, and the text was clearly aimed at sophisticated adult readers. (Yes, I guess I fell into the common trap of assuming that comics graphic novels were for young ‘uns. Bad Sasha.)
Next stop is Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel. And after that, Kill Shakespeare.
Oh, and I found a way to combine my new passion with my pre-existing passion of opera. Graphic versions of Der Ring des Nibelungen and Die Zauberflöte are winging their way to me at this very moment.
(NB- This post was composed entirely on the Windows Phone WordPress app. With one formatting exception, it turned out pretty good.)