Wednesday, March 5, 2008

On Graphic Novels in Culture

À Propos our seminar discussion of graphic novels vis-à-vis McLuhan's line from comics to television (TV taking over the function & popularity of comics) -- graphic novels, we suggested, then taking over TV (with an added argument that TV, film & g.n. now form a symbiosis) -- here is an article via Arts & Letters Daily on graphic novels and shoplifiting:
1. Charles Bukowski
2. Jim Thompson
3. Philip K. Dick
4. William S. Burroughs
5. Any Graphic Novel

This is pretty much the authoritative top five, the New York Times
best-seller list of stolen books

There are race- and class-based conclusions included.

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