What’s the Difference Between Comics and Graphic Novels?

Okay. I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I don’t read comics. And recently I started thinking of the difference between comics and graphic novels. And I can’t seem to find one.

We sell both at my store and the only difference I can see is that graphic novels often come in hardback and are priced extremely high. Which is so unnecessary when they’re less than 100 pages. I’ve looked through a handful of both comics and graphic novels and still don’t know the difference. All the characters you can think of seem to appear in both. I don’t know.

So what’s the difference between graphic novels and comics? I haven’t a clue.

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