Persepolis has gained a lot of respect as a novel. My wife had to read it in her classes for her MFA. However, when a lot of people picked it up they thought it was just a comic. Surely comics are just for kids! I read a Chicago paper this weekend that said that although 90% of every genre is junk, 10% of a genre is worth considering. It seems that literary types have been dismissive of Science Fiction and Graphic Novels. Is it some latent narcissism that insists that their own tastes define what is good? How does the quality of Asterix the Gaul compare with the Captain Underpants series? How does The Killing Joke compare with The Da Vinci Code? Will Watchmen garner the same reputation as Foundation and Earth?
What do you think of graphic novels?