The Graphic Story Project

by Lorraine, NeoVox Project Director, October 7, 2009

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In Spring, 2009, NeoVox asked its talented designers to produce a graphic story.

The genre of graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and graphic stories has grown exponentially. Comic books, the progenitor of the graphic novel, were once seen as "kids' stuff."

But, with the publication of MAUS, the boundaries of the genre expanded. Who would have thought that a comic book that portrayed Nazi guards as cats and Jews as mice could be so affecting?

Since then, graphic memoirs have tackled the Iranian Revolution (Persepolis I and II by Marjane Satrapi); coming out as a lesbian while dealing with a father's suicide (Fun Home by Alison Bechdel); while graphic novels have examined a post-apocalyptic world (V for Vendetta by Alan Moore). Such a tiny representation of what's out there.

A perusal of a local bookstore reveals entire sections of the store devoted to graphic stories. Hundreds and hundreds of them.

The Secret Life of a Cashier by Tiffany Ward

Fight by Eric Earley

Elephant by Brian Roach

Scrap by Jay Saunders

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