Reason #2 to Keep Living: Comics

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Comic books are now often called “graphic novels” in the hopes that they will be taken seriously and will not be seen merely as picture books with a lot of sex and violence. I was in my first year of university when I became acquainted with literary comics — my professor included on our syllabus Fun Home by Alison Bechdel — and I feel as if I am still on the fringes of the comic book world, fumbling through the classics and slowly (very slowly) impinging upon the contemporary comic scene. Continue reading