- Posted by Johanna on October 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
To promote the upcoming release of Troublemaker Book 2, due out next month and following up the best-selling original Troublemaker graphic novel, Dark Horse put together this ad showing fans of Janet Evanovich’s prose work how to read comics. (Click for a bigger, readable version.)
I like the way it emphasizes the importance of the images, but I’m not sure a prose writer’s first graphic work really puts the same focus on the pictures as the text. My cynical side wonders if the message “Try spending as much time looking at the images within each panel as you do reading the text and dialogue” is aimed at addressing complaints from readers who think they’re not getting as much value from a “picture book”. What do you think? Is this helpful? Necessary?