comic strip, combination of cartoon with a story line, laid out in a series of pictorial panels across a page and concerning a continuous character or set of characters, whose thoughts and dialogues are indicated by means of
balloonscontaining written speech. The comic strip form can be employed to convey a variety of messages (e.g., advertisements).
Sections in this article:
- International Comic Strips
- American Comic Strips
- Ideological Slants
- Modern Trends
- Comic Books
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