November 04, 2010
For me, I love the medium and the way that it allows for the visual storytelling elements of the cinema (such as montage, specific angles, creates atmosphere, etc.) and then combines it with literature's ability to express characters' inner thoughts and dialogue on the page. Graphic literature doesn't need to explain word for word the environment of the story, hence more time can be spent on events, dialogue, and characterization. It also creates a unique pace. With films, the story moves very quickly and you don't have the opportunity to slow things down to absorb all of the nuances of performance or all of the little details of the plot. On the other hand, with literature sometimes you're given too much of this and you feel bogged down with specifics that aren't necessary to move the plot forward. With graphic literature, you get to choose how much of the information you absorb, you get to decide how long you spend on each page looking over the images and contemplating the text, and that is a wonderful luxury for a reader to have.