Graphic Novels: More Than Just Comics

Part of a series introducing each genre, written by the organizer.

Comics FTW! The graphic novels category covers a wide range of
stories–everything from wordless picture books appealing to the very
young to intense, issue-based young adult novels–all of which tell
their stories through serial artwork. All of these stories are welcome.
We give an award for both the younger graphics and for the young adult

Since our goal is to have every book placed in the
category where it stands the best chance of winning, we generally place graphics for emergent readers (for example, the Toon books),in the early reader category. 
Early readers often combine images and text, due to the needs of the
readers, so this is a category where graphics can be a great fit– so go ahead and nominate them there!

Can't wait to read your choices!

–Liz Jones

Go to the 2012 Cybils nomination form.