"Graphic novel" is a format, not a genre. Graphic novels can be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy, or anything in-between.
Graphic novels are book-length comics. Sometimes they tell a single, continuous narrative from first page to last; sometimes they are collections of shorter stories or individual comic strips.
Comics are sequential visual art, usually with text, that are often told in a series of rectangular panels.
From D. Aviva Rothschild, Graphic Novels: A Bibliographic Guide to Book-Length Comics. Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1995
Source Credits: Courtney Bippley, Librarian - https://durhamtech.libguides.com/graphicnovels/home
Major thanks to Sarah Brewer (MS/LIS) for contributing to this LibGuide.
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