More Than Just Words

Has anyone ever told you that “sometimes words get in the way?” In some cases, the best option is just to take them out, or at least limit the words that are used. In the graphic novel, Here, that is exactly what was done. Focused on the same corner of the same room, Here tells the story of time and life with mostly pictures from scattered timelines. The only writing there is are dates and sometimes dialogue. 

This shows one of the many pictures without dialogue at all, and yet it’s not really needed. Music and dancing are a part of life no matter what time you’re from, and this picture captures that. Words would take away from the imagery. I’ve found that when someone is given something to read, they will focus on that instead of thinking beyond those words. This novel encourages you to think beyond the pictures on the page, and you’ll find the experience much more enjoyable if you do. Everyone dances and sings and laughs and has fun, and this picture says that in a way that words never can. The bright and cheery yellow background, the people dancing through the ages, it’s something that time can’t diminish, and words can’t quite capture.

Speaking of, time plays a very interesting part in this book.

 

 

 

 

 

Past present future-let yourself thinkk on it

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