4/18 A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel

 

The graphic novel I chose was based on the well-known book and HBO show “Game of Thrones”. Which makes this topic very relatable to a wide audience. One interesting factor that I was able to take away from the graphic novel version of this story was how it is almost the middle ground between the books and the television show. The graphic novel was able to use amazing images to help tell the story of a “game of thrones” will the addition of the dialogue between characters to aid in the story telling. This is completely different then how the books tell the story. In Martin’s books he uses his amazing writing ability to bring the readers to his fictional world and only at times they are images to help with the story telling. I believe these images used in the graphic novel helps bring the reader to exactly where the author what’s the reader to be. At least I found that in longer novels like the games of thrones books. People tend to lose their way sometimes and interpret the text in a slightly different matter then what was initially intended. With this the story is also limited when using graphics to tell the story. With the same amount of space of one image an author could have developed the story in a way that could take up 50 images to recreate. With this I believe to tell a truly rich story that you can bring the reader along for the ride you need to use a combination of graphics and longer texts. With this you can keep the reader entertained and at times give there brains a break which will allow to hold their attention for a longer period of time.

 

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