Graphic novels contain a variety of details that, when reflected upon, aid in the development of visual literacy. Details like sound effects, frame structure, the shape of speech bubbles, and much more all act as critical elements to the telling of the story. Explore the examples and prompts below for ideas on how to keep readers engaged in the unique qualities that make graphic novels great.
"That was the moment, for me, that the false façade crumbled – and all this beautiful, rainbow light of history shone out. That’s why I wrote No Way, They Were Gay? So kids and teens today would have what I didn’t have when I was their age – the tools to tear down that false façade for themselves, and let the beautiful diverse light of our true heritage shine on them."