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Subject: Graphic Novel question (reposted from another forum)
Date Posted: 3/7/2009 3:28 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2007
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I posted this in the "Questions about PBS" forum, but am going to ask here as well.

My husband recently (as in, yesterday) purchased a copy of Watchmen.  We know basically nothing about graphic novels, but in this one, the pages are rather wavy.  There's definitely no water damage.  I'd love to post it when he's done with it, as there are over 150 folks wanting it and it's not something either of us want to keep (he's enjoying it, but doesn't think he'll want to read it over and over), but I don't want someone to be disappointed because the pages are wavy.  The paper is way different than your average paperback and there's obviously a lot more printing on each page, so I didn't know if that would contribute to the wavy factor.

Just curious if anyone who is a regular reader of bound graphic novels knows if the pages are generally a bit wavy or if we just got a bum copy.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2008
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Alise, graphic novels generally do not have the wavy paper you mention - your copy is not the norm.  However, in my experience it is not entirely unheard of - it's an effect of the heavy ink coverage on the paper and the heat involved in the printing process - some copies warp/ripple a little during the printing process.  I doubt many would consider it unpostable.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 2:04 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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When you are done you can always come here and ask who wants it know it has that a printing wave.  Then post it directly to that person's WL.