This or That #36
Do you read graphic novels and/or comic books?
I used to read comic books all the time. When I was younger I used to read the series “The Archies” all the time, I used to have a really great collection. Somehow though I’ve lost a lot of them, people borrowed and never returned them, some would just disappear throughout moving. The ones I still do have I will reread every know and then.
However, as I have gotten older I have started to read graphic novels. I don’t know how that’s happened or if graphic novels are just more “grown up”, but that’s just what’s happened. I’ve been really enjoying a lot of well-known fairy tales as graphic novels, mainly Grimm Fairy tales.
To break this down the Grimms fairy tales were written many, many years ago by the Grimms brothers…brothers who wrote fairy-tales…Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm.
Now these fairy tales are not your average Disney fairy tales. They were not written for the faint of hearted. They were quiet gruesome and were more like your worst nightmare coming true rather than your favourite fantasy. The stories they wrote were ones like “Cinderella“, “Sleeping Beauty (Little Briar Rose)”“, ““Rumpelstiltskin”“…Just to name a few. Read about them if you dare!
So I am aware of these stories and volunteering at my local Library I had noticed in the young adults/teenage section that they have a “Graphic novel” section. This means pretty much it’s a section for “comic books”. In this bunch of was a whole group of “Grimm fairytales” but in manga/comic book form. I’ve checked out a few and they are fantastic! I would highly recommend it for young people or for those who really cannot get into reading.
They have the whole fairy tale in picture form. They do tell the whole story, true to form and some even still keep it in “old English”.