The popularity of graphic novels is steadily rising. With a wide variety of subject matter, readers are more likely than ever to find a graphic novel that interests them.
According to Get Graphic the major types of graphic novels are:
Source: "What is a graphic novel?" Get Graphic. 2007. Get Graphic. Web. 6 May 2015.
Graphic novel, as defined by the Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers, is the, "Term used to describe a form of visual narrative in which plot is conveyed through the creative integration of text and a sequence of illustrations. The genre is continually expanding and embraces fiction, short stories and non-fiction. Graphic novels are generally more mature in tone than traditional comics."
Source: "Graphic Novel." The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers. London: Thames & Hudson, 2012. Credo Reference. Web. 6 May 2015.