Understanding the Graphic Novel

Answer the following journal prompt:

How does the graphic novel differ from the other types of fiction that we have studied this semester? How do the drawings aide or hinder your understanding of the story? Why?

How this assignment will be graded based upon the following criteria:

The student demonstrates proper grammatical and stylistic writing structure through the use of paragraphs and complete sentences.
The student answers all of the questions in the assignment completely and uses supporting details to back up his/her statements.