graphic novel


Definition of graphic novel

: a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book

Examples of graphic novel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Young Black women bond together in a Bronx salon and through their hair rituals in this graphic novel. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 May 2022 In the graphic novel, Jews are drawn as mice and the Nazis are drawn as cats. Chron, 28 Jan. 2022 In the graphic novel, Jews are drawn as mice and the Nazis are drawn as cats. Fox News, 28 Jan. 2022 In the graphic novel, Jews are drawn as mice and the Nazis are drawn as cats. Staff Writer, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Jan. 2022 In the accompanying graphic novel to the 2009 film, Jennifer's early aughts costumes appear more like fashion sketches than typical anime. Winona Ryder stars as Veronica in this black comedy classic centered around a cruel high school clique. Leah Dolan, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 Shyamalan wrote the film based on the graphic novel Sandcastle, by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters, and is directing and executive-producing. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 27 May 2021 Nimona began as a web comic in 2012 and was later printed as a graphic novel in 2015. Nick Romano,, 11 Apr. 2022 The stories written into Tori Amos’ 1992 debut, Little Earthquakes, will be brought to life in a new graphic novel. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of graphic novel

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graphic novel was in 1964

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26 May 2022

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“Graphic novel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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: a work of fiction or nonfiction that tells a story using comic strips and that is published as a book

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