Graphic Novels by Prose Authors

Oni Press is working with author Karin Slaughter to create an imprint of graphic novels written by prose writers.  I love her take on graphic novels:

“Graphic novels let you take risks that just
wouldn’t fly in the conventional book form,” Slaughter said. “Visual
story telling is at once immediate and subversive.”

It will be interesting to see what sorts of crossover this creates.  Will it be readers of prose moving to graphic novels or graphic novel readers seeking out the prose of the authors?  Definitely an exciting new approach that we will all have to keep an eye on.