While novels can take a long time describing things, graphic novels can do the same thing in a few panels.
In the book Estranged by Ethan Aldridge, who was one of the speakers, he does just that. The main character is in the human world (although he finds out he is not human) and the second main character is in the underground fairy world (where he finds out he is human). When the book takes place in the human world, the gutters are white and the pictures are brighter. However in the underground fairy world, the gutters are darker as well as the images.
I will not even start to talk about manga. That makes you think in completely different ways: the culture, the language (even though its in English, it is sometimes worded differently) and since the Japanese write from right to left, the books are "backwards". This makes kids think in a totally different way which, in my opinion, is amazing.
Please check out our graphic novels. I may be a little biased since I buy them, but I think we have a pretty sweet collection!