The concept of stories told through art, or sequential art, is as old as human kind. There are many styles of graphic novels available nowadays–sophisticated, comic, nightmarish, smart, classic, moral, and so on. Too often, the graphic novel is undervalued as a literary contender and is seen too frequently to have no intellectual merit. It is unfortunate that some limit their expectations of what is and is not an appropriate format for storytelling. These people might be missing a wide array of great stories simply because pictures accompany the narration.
One such intelligent story that could be lost to those who will not read a graphic novel is I and You written by Beverly Garside and illustrated by Lucas Duimstra. At its core, I and You is a smart, moody narrative. I and You begins