If you’re unfamiliar with graphic novels, they can take a bit of getting used to. At first, you can feel as if you’re reading a comic book, but the experience soon takes on a more nuanced feel. The words comment on the pictures, and the pictures on the words; it’s this interplay that gives rise to an entirely different kind of reading experience. “There’s just this incredible level of subtext in a graphic novel,” says Mark Siegel. “There’s this third voice somewhere halfway between pictures and words that’s doing the storytelling.”
To Dance will be published by Simon & Schuster next month.