What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

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What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Postby ruffle » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:38 am UTC

What word-only novels, if any, have been influenced in their form or structure by graphic novels since the latter became widespread in the 1980s?

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Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 pm UTC

Jodi Picoult’s The Seventh Circle uses a graphic version of Dante’s Inferno as part of the book. One character is doing the adaptation. It made for an interesting audiobook, that’s for sure.
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Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Postby doogly » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:56 pm UTC

The Popol Vuh is an alphabetic-only text based off the original pictorial + glyph based Mayan records. This is pre 1980s though.
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Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Postby ruffle » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:05 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:Jodi Picoult’s The Seventh Circle uses a graphic version of Dante’s Inferno as part of the book. One character is doing the adaptation. It made for an interesting audiobook, that’s for sure.

I hadn't heard of this work before but I think you mean the Tenth Circle. Sounds like an interesting printed book too. Does the author use techniques for transition, zooming, juxtaposition, etc. taken from the graphic novel form in the text part of the book?

doogly wrote:The Popol Vuh is an alphabetic-only text based off the original pictorial + glyph based Mayan records. This is pre 1980s though.

Just a little bit prior :)

There seems to be a lot of knowledge on this forum, so I'm thinking perhaps there haven't been any word-only novels yet that show substantial structural influence from the form of the graphic novel.

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Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Postby doogly » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:14 pm UTC

doogly wrote:The Popol Vuh is an alphabetic-only text based off the original pictorial + glyph based Mayan records. This is pre 1980s though.

Just a little bit prior :)[/quote]
But it is doing exactly the things you are talking about though, which I think is really super neat.
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