Give Eleven Rings a chance if you’re a sports fan or even interested in leadership, psychology, or spirituality. And, yes, it is perfectly permissible and expected for Chicago fans to skip over the sections Phil talks about his time with Kobe, Shaq, and the rest of the Lakers. We all know his best years were with Chicago!
However, these ain’t your momma’s comics. The medium we’re all now familiar with as the “graphic novel” may have started out as simply longer versions of comic books, but over the past few decades it has adapted, evolved, and been reborn into its own singular experience, with as many different styles and perspectives as you can imagine. There’s something about the interaction between illustrations and text that’s bigger than the sum of its parts—when all the elements of a great graphic novel come together properly, the result is a reading experience truly unlike any other—it combines the best aspects of watching a movie and reading a book and draws you into the story in ways that neither a book nor a movie can.
Break out of your normal routine and give a graphic novel a chance this summer!