I picked up “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud from the Coquitlam library and a graphic novel, “American born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang from the school library. I read a few pages of both and took notes on important information from “Understanding Comics” and notes regarding story plot, characters, art styles, and graphic novel components from “American born Chinese”. I came up with new questions about graphic novels and how readers perceive the style of story telling of what graphic novels portray.

There were so many different graphic novels with different art styles that I had to only pick a few to analyze. I couldn’t cover the whole range of art styles with my given amount of time. I had to decided which ones appealed to me and which ones didn’t appeal to me and pick from each. I started losing interest in the ones that didn’t appeal to me since I was always drawn to the more interesting books.