Ah, well. Someone is in a tizzy about Gene Yang’s graphic novel, American Born Chinese, being nominated for the National Book Award. Because, you know, books that are illustrated just aren’t as good as “regular stuff.”
Neil Gaiman gives a delightful little smackdown (”I like the bit where he says that he hasn’t read the comic in question, but he just knows what things like that are like. It’s always best to be offended by things you haven’t read. That way you keep your mind uncluttered by things that might change it.”), as does the blog at the Orlando Sentinal and First Second Books.