Comic is the common term for the representation of a process or a story in a sequence of images. As a rule, the images are drawn and combined with text; The medium Comic combines aspects of literature and visual art, whereby the comic is an independent art form and a corresponding research field. There are also similarities with the film. A genre-neutral concept is also used as “sequential art”, while regional expressions of the comics are sometimes referred to by their own terms, such as manga or Manhwa.
Comic-typical features and techniques, which must not necessarily be used, are speech bubbles and thought bubbles, panels and onomatopoesies. These are also used in other media, especially when text and sequence sequences are combined as in picture books and illustrated stories, in cartoons or cartoons. The delimitation to these closely related arts is blurred.
The comic strip includes both the daily strips and the Sunday pages. The origin of comic strips is in the American Sundays, where they first filled a whole page. He emerged from the series of images and cartoons spread throughout the nineteenth century, as well as from the older picture arch. The first comic strip is Hogan’s Alley, later known as The Yellow Kid, by Richard Felton Outcault, From the turn of the century, comic strips also spread in the newspapers of other English-speaking countries, in continental Europe only in the 1920s. They never found a distribution like in the USA.
In 1903, the first daily daily strip appeared on the sporting pages of the Chicago American, from 1912 onwards an ongoing series was printed for the first time. The daily trip, which from the outset was restricted to black and white, was also to be sparing from its place. Since it should only comprise a bar, the length was limited to three or four images, which usually ended with a punch. To this day, the comic strip has a fixed length, which should go over a long side. Frequently, certain motifs are varied and new perspectives are won over them. Only in absolute exceptional cases are long-term changes, usually the introduction of new secondary figures. In the series Gasoline Alley, the figures even age. If the stories appear daily, they are often used to determine a kind of action arc, which will be replaced by a new one in the next week.