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[[Image:What the fuck, Aquaman.jpg|thumb|Typical colorized comic strip panel.]]
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The '''comic''', also known as '''sequential art''', is a popular contemporary art form that is considered distinct from, but closely related to both [[visual arts]] and [[literature]].
 
The '''comic''', also known as '''sequential art''', is a popular contemporary art form that is considered distinct from, but closely related to both [[visual arts]] and [[literature]].
   
 
The comic uses sequences of pictures (in two-dimensional layout), called [[panel]]s, to narrate a [[story]]. The panels are usually [[drawing|drawn]] in [[cartoon]] style and also include text in various forms: [[caption]]s, [[balloon]]s for speech, [[thought balloon]]s for thoughts and [[sound effect]]s.
 
The comic uses sequences of pictures (in two-dimensional layout), called [[panel]]s, to narrate a [[story]]. The panels are usually [[drawing|drawn]] in [[cartoon]] style and also include text in various forms: [[caption]]s, [[balloon]]s for speech, [[thought balloon]]s for thoughts and [[sound effect]]s.
   
Comics typically tell [[fiction]], although there are also some examples of [[non-fiction]] comics. The [[character]]s in many western comics have body features based on animals, although they completely behave and interact like humans.
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Comics typically tell [[fiction]], although there are also some examples of [[non-fiction]] comics. Some of the most successful comic characters are '''Funny Animals,''' anthropomorphic creatures which behave and interact like humans (eg Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker). The practice of attributing human characteristics to talking animals can be traced back at least as far as Aesop's Fables.
   
 
== Types and genres ==
 
== Types and genres ==
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[[File:Peeping Tom.jpg|thumb|A vintage amateur comic strip without words.]]
 
The shortest comics are called '''comic strips'''. Strips typically narrate a fictitional humorous anectdote (using devices such as puns) in only 3 or 4 panels, or in a single page at most. Longer sequences are found in '''comic books'''. The longest stories, the comics equivalent to a [[novel]] or [[novella]], are called [[graphic novel]]s.
   
 
Comics come in all kinds of [[genre]]s: from Disney's "Duckville" universe to [[superhero]] comics, from [[science fiction]] to [[erotic]] adult comics.
The shortest comics are called [[comic strip]]s. Strips typically narrate a fictitional humorous anectdote (using devices such as puns) in only 3 or 4 panels. Longer sequences are found in [[comic book]]s. The longest stories, the comics equivalent to a [[novel]] or [[novella]], are called [[graphic novel]]s.
 
 
Comics come in all kinds of [[genre]]s: from Disney's "Duckville" universe to [[superhero]] comics, from [[sci-fi]] to [[erotic]] adult comics.
 
   
 
== Comic creation ==
 
== Comic creation ==
   
The art of comic ceation is closely related to the art of [[motion picture]] creation. The author will typically first write a [[script]], describe and design the characters that appear in the story, decide on the sequence of [[scene]]s, dialogues, captions, etc, and finally on technical details such as the format and [[angle of view]] (e.g. [[close-up]], [[long shot]]) of individual panels.
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The art of comic ceation is closely related to the art of [[motion picture]] creation. The author will typically first write a [[script]], describe and design the characters that appear in the story, decide on the sequence of [[Scene (fiction)|scenes]], dialogues, captions, etc, and finally on technical details such as the format and [[angle of view]] (e.g. [[close-up]], [[long shot]]) of individual panels.
   
In professional comic ceation, the individual phases of the work are often distributed in a team of specialists. A typical workflow may look like this: One person (or team) writes and finalizes the script, which is given to the [[publisher]] for approval. Once the script is approved, an artist (or team of artists), the so-called [[penciller]]s, draws the pages in [[pencil]]. Then another artist (or team), the so-called [[inker]]s, inks, cleans up and finalizes the [[lineart]]. The last steps are adding text, colorization if required, and anything else that needs to be done before it goes to [[printing|print]].
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In professional comic ceation, the individual phases of the work are often distributed in a team of specialists. A typical workflow may look like this: One person (or team) writes and finalizes the script, which is given to the [[publisher]] for approval. Once the script is approved, an artist (or team of artists), the so-called [[penciller]]s, draws the pages in [[pencil]]. Then another artist (or team), the so-called [[inker]]s, inks, cleans up and finalizes the [[lineart]]. The last steps are adding text, colorization if required, and anything else that needs to be done before it goes to [[printing|print]].
   
 
== Manga ==
 
== Manga ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Picture story]]
 
* [[Spanking in comics]] ([[mainstream]])
 
* [[Spanking comic]]s (non-[[mainstream]])
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{{Wikipedia|Comic}}
   
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[[Category:Art forms]]
* [[Comic artist]]s
 
* [[Comic author]]s
 
* [[Spanking in comics]] (mainstream)
 
* [[Spanking comic]]s (non-mainstream)
 
* [[Wikipedia:Comic|Comic]] on [[Wikipedia]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:55, 27 January 2014

Typical colorized comic strip panel.

The comic, also known as sequential art, is a popular contemporary art form that is considered distinct from, but closely related to both visual arts and literature.

The comic uses sequences of pictures (in two-dimensional layout), called panels, to narrate a story. The panels are usually drawn in cartoon style and also include text in various forms: captions, balloons for speech, thought balloons for thoughts and sound effects.

Comics typically tell fiction, although there are also some examples of non-fiction comics. Some of the most successful comic characters are Funny Animals, anthropomorphic creatures which behave and interact like humans (eg Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker). The practice of attributing human characteristics to talking animals can be traced back at least as far as Aesop's Fables.

Types and genresEdit

 
A vintage amateur comic strip without words.

The shortest comics are called comic strips. Strips typically narrate a fictitional humorous anectdote (using devices such as puns) in only 3 or 4 panels, or in a single page at most. Longer sequences are found in comic books. The longest stories, the comics equivalent to a novel or novella, are called graphic novels.

Comics come in all kinds of genres: from Disney's "Duckville" universe to superhero comics, from science fiction to erotic adult comics.

Comic creationEdit

The art of comic ceation is closely related to the art of motion picture creation. The author will typically first write a script, describe and design the characters that appear in the story, decide on the sequence of scenes, dialogues, captions, etc, and finally on technical details such as the format and angle of view (e.g. close-up, long shot) of individual panels.

In professional comic ceation, the individual phases of the work are often distributed in a team of specialists. A typical workflow may look like this: One person (or team) writes and finalizes the script, which is given to the publisher for approval. Once the script is approved, an artist (or team of artists), the so-called pencillers, draws the pages in pencil. Then another artist (or team), the so-called inkers, inks, cleans up and finalizes the lineart. The last steps are adding text, colorization if required, and anything else that needs to be done before it goes to print.

MangaEdit

In Japan, the comic has evolved in its own distinct style, called manga. Japanese comics are much more popular in Japan than western comics are in western countries. From a commercial point of view, manga are one of the most successful print products.

See alsoEdit