The terms “graphic story” and “graphic novel” were first used by American comics critic and magazine publisher Richard Kyle to describe the growing number of stories that included narrative artwork. Such publications were meant to offer an alternative to comic books that were printed on poor-quality paper and had limited story lines. The Gilberton Company published the Classic Comics series, later known as Classics Illustrated, in graphic novel format to introduce school-age children to... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2020. 3p.