#WitchWeek2019 Day 2: Graphic Villainy

Hooray for graphic novels — not just for kids anymore.

Calmgrove

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Lizzie Ross, co-convener since 2018 and last year’s co-host for Witch Week, blogs about reading and writing atLizzieRossWriter.com. In this post she rightly draws attention to villains in graphic novels, the range of which may prove surprising to those not familiar with this genre.


Yesterday, Laurie from Relevant Obscurity set the tone for Witch Week 2019 by providing us with a list of despicable qualities found in evil rulers. In this post I apply Laurie’s points to villains of all sorts in fantasy graphic novels. Some of these villains are leaders or want to be; others use/enslave/kill characters to gain power or wealth or longer life; still others just seem to get joy out of causing mayhem. But whatever their motivations, they’re all heinous enough to provide frissons of horror.

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