Over on The Beat, Heidi pulls from an interview with upcoming X3 director, Matthew Vaughn, and he has this to say about comic books:
"I like comic books, but I don't read them like I used to," he told us. "I quite like graphic novels more than comic books.”Among other silly things…
Then from the comments section, we get a response that sums it up nicely:
“Oh dear. This reminds me of an anecdote that Neil Gaiman tells about a conversation he once had with a journalist. When Gaiman mentioned that he wrote comics for a living the journalist began to lose interest, but on learning that he was the author of *Sandman*, the journalist got excited and said "You're Neil Gaiman! My God man, you don't write comics. You write *graphic novels*!"
Gaiman says that he realised the journalist intended it as a compliment, but it made him feel like someone who has just been told that she isn't a hooker but a "lady of the evening".”
Heidi’s piece, with links to the original piece can be found HERE