Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fahrenheit 451

Chicago Tribune cultural critic Julia Keller really enjoyed Tim Hamilton's graphic novel version of Fahrenheit 451. So much so that she's using it as an ultimate affirmation of the best that sequential art has to offer...
Some of my anti-comics correspondents claim that reading a graphic novel is not really "reading" at all. They're right. It's something else again. In the case of "Fahrenheit 451," it's more like a life-changing immersion in ideas, words, echoes, symbols, characters, lines, colors, nightmares -- and finally, daybreak.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I find it sad that an article like this must be titled "A Secret Shame." Surely comic books and graphic novels proved themselves as a serious medium years ago. Books and film are as ripe with mediocrity as comic books, and comic books are just as capable of brilliance as any other medium.