My colleagues, my editor, my friends, my students and (especially) their parents have all bemoaned on one occasion or another the term “graphic novel”. Problem 1: They’re not always novels. Problem 2 (mostly from parents of students): the word “graphic” suggests adult and/or extreme content. Well, I’ve made my peace with the fact that the name refers to the physical form of the object (it has a similar appearance to that of a standard novel) rather than the contents, and at this point we maybe too far gone to replace it anyway. However, this has not come up on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee and I’m interested in a rough general consensus. Should there be a change? And to what? I’ve heard graphics novel, graphics, graphic book, graphic format, sequential book and GN (which sort of avoids the issue and faces it both at the same time), plus plenty of others I won’t labor through here. Please, tell me: where do you stand and what’s your suggestion for a name change, if you’ve got one?