For IB students reading MAUS by Art Spiegelman- do read this excellent commentary by Robert S Leventhal, for further insight.
Graphic texts are often underrated and labelled as bumper sized comics.
Grade 12′ ers may be overwhelmed current pressure, but there is consolation in the fact that IB English language and literature courses cover an inspiring range of literature which opens valuable avenues of thought and appreciation.
Through the use of effective visual, stylistic features, Graphic novels are able to subtly convey serious messages relating to personal trauma and global struggle without the use of narrative.
Maus by Art Spiegelman addresses the long term effect of the Holocaust and Watchmen deals with similar tragedy in considering the fear and effects of the atomic bomb.If you are studying this text, do take the time to read this very informative paper.