|Life Skills||Media Literacy|
So, Deb, how are graphic novels relevant to us in mass media?
What does it mean? Give us a frame.
Graphic novels are awesome.
They've actually been around for a while.
Any comic book is really a graphic novel.
It's just becoming less of a taboo to like them.
[ cheering ]
You don't picture the guy in a sweatshirt and no pants
and kind of gross, hasn't showered in days.
[ eww ]
Now, everyone likes comics. They're turned into movies.
Superman, Spiderman, Batman, et cetera.
X-Men. They're all turned into big, huge movies that everyone loves.
And it's cool to like them.
The reason that we're talking about them in this course
is to make the point
that every medium is worth studying. So something like comic books,
which decades and decades ago,
everyone would've said, "Oh, it's just a hobby
for gross 14-year-old boys."
[ goofy laugh ]
Now, here we are
talking about it. And we actually have an entire course
on Shmoop on how to read comics.
It's now a very respected art form.
[ growl ]
But the idea is that
anything that is media, which is
almost everything around us, should be taken seriously,
because it majorly affects our culture, our society, and how we think about the world.
Got it. So, take it seriously.
Take it from Shmoop.
We'll see ya. Signing out.
[ whoop ]
How are graphic novels relevant in mass media?
[ impact ] [ groan ]