A bunch of prominent graphic novel creators and advocates, and me, were asked to give our so-called elevator pitch as to why we think skeptical parents, teachers, librarians, and other non-true-believers should at least consider encouraging people to…well, at least consider reading graphic novels.
The results are in Diamond’s “Graphic Novel Outreach: A BookShelf Roundtable”, and unlike many times I’m quoted, I don’t have many second thoughts on how I would say it better. It helps that I didn’t have to come up with it in an elevator, of course, but now that I have this thing I hope I get to use it someday. Or even better, that I don’t, and that the conversation goes more along the lines of “Oh, you make graphic novels? I loved the one I just finished. It was about…”