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Assalamu 3aleikum, peace be to you and hello

Yay, I'm on holidays! And I'm totally captivated by my new discovery: Graphic novels!

I'm ashamed to admit, that as an artist, I didn't know them before. But in case you don't know them either: Graphic novels are just comics for adults. (Not Mangas!.. I actually  don't read mangas..)
I found so many graphic novels, that I want to read now! Unfortunately they are even more expensive then normal novels, so I can't buy them all...  And it's also hard to find them in the libraries because there is always someone else, who already took them.
However I managed to catch some of them.  And there are especially 2, which I like to recommend:

1) "Same Difference" by  Derek Kirk Kim. I really love the whole story (epecially the end.. :meow:), his drawings and his cinematical narrative skills. Here is his blog and webcmic

2) "Palestine" by Joe Sacco. This one deals with a much more serious issue. Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American journalist, who went to Palestine to tell about the everyday life and trouble in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. The book is a colllection of comics, which are pretty impressive and shocking as well. Joe Saccos drawing style is very unique. I especially admire his way of using perspective and shading. I even thought of trying out his sytle..   (and I must buy this one... I must)

Maybe you like them, too. Anyway, I'd be happy, if you too have some recommendations.
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notepadgirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Have you ever heard of "Blankets"? It's a graphic novel by Craig Thompson, very touching, I loved it. It's autobiographic, dealing with personal matters like religion, love and bonds between people. I really recommend it, it's genius.
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tuffix Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! It's already on my list, but I still couldn't find it. However I read his "CARNET DE VOYAGE" and it was also very touching. I love his drawing style. I'm also curious about his novel "Habibi".
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lacusyamatoo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Graphic novels .. yeah I know them , but unfortunately never had the chance to read one :(
without considering the price >< it's very very very hard to find them where I live
there's only the manga style , but even these are rare ..
so sad :(
I should may be wait for the comics festival ,it's the only way to find them ^^;
and like you I find them really interesting and inspiring
I have to start saving money for the next festival :D
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh.. hm.. I wish I could send you some (:
Can't you order them online?
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lacusyamatoo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
unfortunately no ><.. there will be many difficulties :(
you know Algeria is not Germany for example :D hehe
it's okay I'll wait for the next festival :)
I hope there'll be good ones ^^
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roelworks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i've read palestine...bought them also...read also about the Bosnia conflict from Joe Sacco -> Save are Gorazde..
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I saw this and I'm planning to read this as well. :nod:
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roelworks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
try to read letters from Sarajevo by Joe Kubert,
Graphic Novels are a lot of money to buy but it's good you can read them in the library, some are worth having though...
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, cool, thanks.
Yeah, true.. it's hard for me to part with "palestine"... don't want to give it back to the library :paranoid:
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roelworks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
extend until you can't extend anymore Lol
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didihime Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Owh so you are new to novel graphics? Though for me every comics-like that being comprise into one book are called novel graphics (including manga, manhwa or whatever). I viewed them all as komik... The origin that makes it different... I bought/read my local novel graphics and and some foreign (japanese, thai, korean) from this publisher [link]
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this link (:
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CreativityTalent Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Great to Know ^_^ ! Thank YOu ! :D
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KH2forever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
My friend got me 'Persepolis'. It's a great graphic novel (and movie now)
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard of it, maybe I'll search it too. Thanks :nod:
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KH2forever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
np :)
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tuffix Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, read Persepolis now. It's funny and interesting but pretty depressing as well...
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KH2forever Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
i know right? It's really sad what difficult times people around the world have to go through :(

did u watch the movie as well? It was an Oscar nominee for best animation back in 2008.-> [link]
the movie in german ->[link]
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tuffix Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the links! :hug: I will definetely watch it!

I remember in school, our French teacher wanted us to watch this movie. Out of defiance, I didn't do, because I feared, that people at the cinema would somehow "have pity on me" or would judge me as backward, since I wear the hijab as well... This is what I felt my (pretty feminist) teacher always thought about us.
Maybe my thoughts were just too naive and too self-centered. It's important to know about these things and it's much easier to learn about wars and all via comic (;
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KH2forever Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Agreed :)
Tell me what you thought about the film later ^^
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roo78lm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I like them really :)
Maybe I will buy it soon , when I buy another book ! i thought that will help me to learn english very well

interest tuffix
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, they are great. And reading is great way to learn a language.
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roo78lm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
tuffix , I have buy it :love:

they will bring it to me next week maybe :)
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tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Cool :aww: Have fun!
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