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COMICS

Comics is a medium used to express ideas via images, often combined with text or other visual information. Comics frequently takes the form of juxtaposed sequences of panels of images. Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and onomatopoeia indicate dialogue, narration, sound effects, or other information. Size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Cartooning and similar forms of illustration are the most common image-making means in comics; fumetti is a form which uses photographic images. Common forms of comics include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, and comic books. Since the late 20th century, bound volumes such as graphic novels, comics albums, and tankōbon have become increasingly common, and online webcomics have proliferated in the 21st century.
Comics has had a lowbrow reputation for much of its history, but towards the end of the 20th century began to find greater acceptance with the public and within academia. The English term comics derives from the humorous work which predominated in early American newspaper comic strips; usage of the term has become standard also for non-humorous works. It is common in English to refer to the comics of different cultures by the terms used in their original languages, such as manga for Japanese comics, or bandes dessinées for French-language comics. There is no consensus amongst theorists and historians on a definition of comics; some emphasize the combination of images and text, some sequentiality or other image relations, and others historical aspects such as mass reproduction or the use of recurring characters. The increasing cross-pollination of concepts from different comics cultures and eras has further made defining the medium difficult.
Contents 1 Origins and traditions 1.1 English-language comics 1.2 Franco-Belgian and European comics 1.3 Japanese comics 2 Forms and formats 3 Comics studies 4 Vocabulary and idioms 4.1 Etymology 5 See also 5.1 See also lists 6 Notes 7 References 7.1 Works cited 7.1.1 Books 7.1.2 Academic journals 7.1.3 Web 8 Further reading 9 External links Origins and traditions Main articles: History of comics and List of comics by country Early examples of comics
Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame Rodolphe Töpffer, 1830

The Yellow Kid R. F. Outcault, 1898
Outside of these genealogies, comics theorists and historians have seen precedents for comics in the Lascaux cave paintings in France , Egyptian hieroglyphs, Trajan's Column in Rome, the 11th-century Norman Bayeux Tapestry, the 1370 bois Protat woodcut, the 15th-century Ars moriendi and block books, Michelangelo's The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, and William Hogarth's 17th-century sequential engravings, amongst others.
Theorists debate whether the Bayeux Tapestry is a precursor to comics. English-language comics Main articles: History of American comics and American comic book
American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life. The success of illustrated humour supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault's The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips. Early Sunday strips were full-page and often in colour. Between 1896 and 1901 cartoonists experimented with sequentiality, movement, and speech balloons. Shorter, black-and-white daily strips began to appear early in the 20th century, and became established in newspapers after the success in 1907 of Bud Fisher's Mutt and Jeff. Humour strips predominated at first, and in the 1920s and 1930s strips with continuing stories in genres such as adventure and drama also became popular. Thin periodicals called comic books appeared in the 1930s, at first reprinting newspaper comic strips; by the end of the decade, original content began to dominate. The success in 1938 of Action Comics and its lead hero Superman marked the beginning of the Golden Age of Comic Books, in which the superhero genre was prominent.
Superheroes have been a staple of American comic books " title="Flame ">The Flame by Will Eisner).
Comics in the US has had a lowbrow reputation stemming from its roots in mass culture; cultural elites sometimes saw popular culture as threatening culture and society. In the latter half of the 20th century, popular culture won greater acceptance, and the lines between "high" and "low" culture began to blur. Comics, however, continued to be stigmatized, as the medium was seen as entertainment for children and illiterates.
The francophone Swiss Rodolphe Töpffer produced comic strips beginning in 1827, and published theories behind the form. Cartoons appeared widely in newspapers and magazines from the 19th century. The success of Zig et Puce in 1925 popularized the use of speech balloons in European comics, after which Franco-Belgian comics began to dominate. The Adventures of Tintin, with its signature clear line style, was first serialized in newspaper comics supplements beginning in 1929, and became an icon of Franco-Belgian comics.
In the 1960s, the term bandes dessinées came into wide use in French to denote the medium. Cartoonists began creating comics for mature audiences, and the term "Ninth Art" was coined, as comics began to attract public and academic attention as an artform. A group including René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo founded the magazine Pilote in 1959 to give artists greater freedom over their work. Goscinny and Uderzo's The Adventures of Asterix appeared in it and went on to become the best-selling French-language comics series. From 1960, the satirical and taboo-breaking Hara-Kiri defied censorship laws in the countercultural spirit that led to the May 1968 events.
From the 1980s, mainstream sensibilities were reasserted and serialization became less common as the number of comics magazines decreased and many comics began to be published directly as albums. Smaller publishers such as L'Association that published longer works in non-traditional formats by auteur-istic creators also became common. Since the 1990s, mergers resulted in fewer large publishers, while smaller publishers proliferated. Sales overall continued to grow despite the trend towards a shrinking print market.
Japanese comics Main article: History of manga Rakuten Kitazawa's created the first modern Japanese comic strip. 1902)
Illustrated magazines for Western expatriates introduced Western-style satirical cartoons to Japan in the late 19th century. New publications in both the Western and Japanese styles became popular, and at the end of the 1890s, American-style newspaper comics supplements began to appear in Japan, as well as some American comic strips. 1900 saw the debut of the Jiji Manga in the Jiji Shinpō newspaper—the first use of the word "manga" in its modern sense, and where, in 1902, Rakuten Kitazawa began the first modern Japanese comic strip. By the 1930s, comic strips were serialized in large-circulation monthly girls' and boys' magazine and collected into hardback volumes.
Comic strips are generally short, multipanel comics that traditionally most commonly appeared in newspapers. In the US, daily strips have normally occupied a single tier, while Sunday strips have been given multiple tiers. In the early 20th century, daily strips were typically in black-and-white and Sundays were usually in colour and often occupied a full page.
Book-length comics take different forms in different cultures. European comics albums are most commonly printed in A4-size colour volumes. In English-speaking countries, bound volumes of comics are called graphic novels and are available in various formats. Despite incorporating the term "novel"—a term normally associated with fiction—"graphic novel" also refers to non-fiction and collections of short works. Japanese comics are collected in volumes called tankōbon following magazine serialization.
Webcomics are comics that are available on the internet. They are able to reach large audiences, and new readers usually can access archived installments. Webcomics can make use of an infinite canvas—meaning they are not constrained by size or dimensions of a page.
"Comics ... are sometimes four-legged and sometimes two-legged and sometimes fly and sometimes don't ... to employ a metaphor as mixed as the medium itself, defining comics entails cutting a Gordian-knotted enigma wrapped in a mystery ..."
R. C. Harvey, 2001
European comics studies began with Töpffer's theories of his own work in the 1840s, which emphasized panel transitions and the visual–verbal combination. No further progress was made until the 1970s. Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle then took a semiotics approach to the study of comics, analyzing text–image relations, page-level image relations, and image discontinuities, or what Scott McCloud later dubbed "closure". In 1987, Henri Vanlier introduced the term multicadre, or "multiframe", to refer to the comics a page as a semantic unit. By the 1990s, theorists such as Benoît Peeters and Thierry Groensteen turned attention to artists' poïetic creative choices. Thierry Smolderen and Harry Morgan have held relativistic views of the definition of comics, a medium that has taken various, equally valid forms over its history. Morgan sees comics as a subset of "les littératures dessinées" . French theory has come to give special attention to the page, in distinction from American theories such as McCloud's which focus on panel-to-panel transitions. Since the mid-2000s, Neil Cohn has begun analyzing how comics are understood using tools from cognitive science, extending beyond theory by using actual psychological and neuroscience experiments. This work has argued that sequential images and page layouts both use separate rule-bound "grammars" to be understood that extend beyond panel-to-panel transitions and categorical distinctions of types of layouts, and that the brain's comprehension of comics is similar to comprehending other domains, such as language and music.
Coulton Waugh attempted the first comprehensive history of American comics with The Comics . Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art and Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics were early attempts in English to formalize the study of comics. David Carrier's The Aesthetics of Comics was the first full-length treatment of comics from a philosophical perspective. Prominent American attempts at definitions of comics include Eisner's, McCloud's, and Harvey's. Eisner described what he called "sequential art" as "the arrangement of pictures or images and words to narrate a story or dramatize an idea"; Scott McCloud defined comics "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer", a strictly formal definition which detached comics from its historical and cultural trappings. R. C. Harvey defined comics as "pictorial narratives or expositions in which words usually contribute to the meaning of the pictures and vice versa". Each definition has had its detractors. Harvey saw McCloud's definition as excluding single-panel cartoons, and objected to McCloud's de-emphasizing verbal elements, insisting "the essential characteristic of comics is the incorporation of verbal content". Aaron Meskin saw McCloud's theories as an artificial attempt to legitimize the place of comics in art history.
Panels are individual images containing a segment of action, often surrounded by a border. Prime moments in a narrative are broken down into panels via a process called encapsulation. The reader puts the pieces together via the process of closure by using background knowledge and an understanding of panel relations to combine panels mentally into events. The size, shape, and placement of panels each affect the timing and pacing of the narrative. The contents of a panel may be asynchronous, with events depicted in the same image not necessarily occurring at the same time.
A caption gives the narrator a voice. The characters' dialogue appears in speech balloons. The tail of the balloon indicates the speaker.
Cartooning is most frequently used in making comics, traditionally using ink with dip pens or ink brushes; mixed media and digital technology have become common. Cartooning techniques such as motion lines and abstract symbols are often employed.
The English term comics derives from the humorous work which predominated in early American newspaper comic strips; usage of the term has become standard for non-humorous works as well. The term "comic book" has a similarly confusing history: they are most often not humorous; nor are they regular books, but rather periodicals. It is common in English to refer to the comics of different cultures by the terms used in their original languages, such as manga for Japanese comics, or bandes dessinées for French-language Franco-Belgian comics.
Academic journals
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies Image Narrative International Journal of Comic Art Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
 
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Also, a January or early-February ceremony held on a Sunday would have to compete with National Football League Academy Awards world series schoolteacher much as the Super Bowl Academy Awards.47 Academy Awards Originally regular for April 8, 1968, the 40th Academy Awards Academy Awards affair was defer for two days, origin of the obloquy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy Awards. On March 30, 1981, the 53rd Academy Awards Academy Awards was defer for one day, after the shooting Academy Awards of President Ronald Reagan Academy Awards and different in Washington, D.C. Academy Awards In 1993, an In Memoriam straightaway was introduced, honoring those who had made a remarkable contribution to celluloid who had decease in the preceding 12 months, a selection compiled by a olive-sized finance committee of Academy members. This straightaway has drawn criticism over the mid-sixties for the omission of both names. Criticism was also canvas for numerousness mid-sixties regarding another aspect, with the straightaway having a "popularity contest Academy Awards" feel as the audience many-sided their commendation to those who had died by the subject's social impact; the commendation has sear old person muted tube the telecast, and the audience is discouraged from clapping tube the straightaway and almsgiving silent self-examination instead. In status of please see newscast length, the ceremony by and large normal three and a one-half hours. The first Oscars, in 1929, after 15 minutes. At the different end of the spectrum, the 2000 ceremony after four hours and four minutes. In 2010, the handle of the Academy Awards declared that winners' acceptance speeches Academy Awards must not run last 45 seconds. This, reported to organizer Bill Mechanic, was to insure the elimination of what he termed "the individuality to the highest degree hated thing on the show" – overly long-lived and unenviable displays of emotion. In 2016, in a farther effort to streamline speeches, winners' fidelity were exhibit on an on-screen ticker Academy Awards. Although no longer status in ratings, the berth of the Academy Awards have steady dropped; the 88th Academy Awards Academy Awards were the lowest-rated in the last eight mid-sixties although with amass in priapic and 18-49 viewership, cold spell the exhibit content as well faced assorted reception. Following the show, Variety Academy Awards reportable that ABC was, in negotiating an extension to its charter to newscast the Oscars, seeking to have to a greater extent imaginative control concluded the newscast itself. Currently and nominally, AMPAS is responsible for most aspects of the telecast, terminal the deciding of production research staff and hosting. Historically, the "Oscarcast" has cartridge in a large pull when box-office impact are preferent to win the Best Picture trophy. More large 57.25 cardinal tv audience idea to the colorcast for the 70th Academy Awards Academy Awards in 1998, the period of Titanic Academy Awards, which autogenous walking to US0 cardinal at the North American box ticket office pre-Oscars. The 76th Academy Awards Academy Awards affair in which The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Academy Awards pre-telecast box ticket office filthy lucre of US8 cardinal conventional 11 Awards terminal Best Picture john drew 43.56 cardinal viewers. The to the highest degree watched affair supported on Nielsen ratings Academy Awards to date, however, was the 42nd Academy Awards Academy Awards Best Picture Midnight Cowboy Academy Awards which john drew a 43.4% broken home scoring on 7 April 1970. By contrast, conventional observance flick that have not recite good at the box ticket office be to exhibit get dressed ratings. The 78th Academy Awards Academy Awards which sensible low-budgeted, strong-minded flick Crash Academy Awards with a pre-Oscar revenue of US.4 cardinal autogenous an gathering of 38.64 cardinal with a broken home scoring of 22.91%. In 2008, the 80th Academy Awards Academy Awards colorcast was check into by 31.76 cardinal viewers on normal with an 18.66% household rating, the lowest rated and to the lowest degree check into affair to date, in spite of celebrating 80 mid-sixties of the Academy Awards. The Best Picture winner of that particular affair was another independently pay flick (No Country for Old Men Academy Awards). In 1929, the first Academy Awards were instant at a gaudy high tea at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Academy Awards. From 1930 to 1943, the affair cyclical between two venues: the Ambassador Hotel Academy Awards on Wilshire Boulevard Academy Awards and the Biltmore Hotel Academy Awards in uptown Los Angeles. Grauman's Chinese Theatre Academy Awards in Hollywood and so building the sensible from 1944 to 1946, postdate by the Shrine Auditorium Academy Awards in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1948. The 21st Academy Awards Academy Awards in 1949 were owned at the Academy Award Theatre at panama hat was the Academy's home office on Melrose Avenue Academy Awards in Hollywood. From 1950 to 1960, the sensible were instant at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre Academy Awards. With the arrival of television, the sensible from 1953 to 1957 look backward perch at the same time in Hollywood and New York, first at the NBC International Theatre Academy Awards 1953 and and so at the NBC Century Theatre Academy Awards, after which the affair look backward perch alone in Los Angeles. The Oscars stirred to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Academy Awards in Santa Monica, California Academy Awards in 1961. By 1969, the Academy distinct to race the conventional body to Los Angeles, this case to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Academy Awards at the Los Angeles County Music Center Academy Awards. In 2002, the Kodak Theatre now well-known as the Dolby Theatre Academy Awards run the up-to-date jurisdiction of the presentation. In the first period of the awards, the Best Directing grant was acrobatic stunt intelligence two unaccompanied sort (Drama and Comedy). At times, the Best Original Score grant has also been acrobatic stunt intelligence unaccompanied sort (Drama and Comedy/Musical). From the 1930s through the 1960s, the Art Direction (now Production Design), Cinematography, and Costume Design awards were likewise acrobatic stunt intelligence two unaccompanied sort black-and-white flick and colour films. Prior to 2012, the Production Design grant was questionable Art Direction, while the Makeup and Hairstyling grant was questionable Makeup. Another award, eligible the Academy Award for Best Original Musical Academy Awards, is no longer in the Academy prescript and has yet to be discontinued. However, due to round-the-clock low qualification from each one year, it has not old person sensible sear 1984 (when Purple Rain Academy Awards won). The Board of Governors gather from each one period and abstract new grant categories. To date, the pursuing advance sort have old person rejected: The Special Academy Awards are vote down on by specific committees, instead large by the Academy body as a whole. They are not ever instant on a concordant one-year basis. Due to the positive exposure and prestigiousness of the Academy Awards, studios do cardinal of dollars and subcontract ad specifically to feed their films tube panama hat is typically questionable the "Oscar season Academy Awards". This has autogenous accusations of the Academy Awards being influenced to a greater extent by marketing large quality. No strong-minded flick have conventional the grant though a few were nominated, and no actors employed outside of the studio system for a picture have won the grant for their duty in that picture.William Friedkin Academy Awards, an Academy Award-winning flick managing director and past distiller of the ceremony, expressed this razbliuto at a conference in New York in 2009, describing it as "the sterling ad dodge that any banking industry ever throwing stick for itself". Tim Dirks, trained worker of AMC's Academy Awards filmsite.org Academy Awards, has graphical of the Academy Awards, Unfortunately, the critical worth, artistic vision, social influence and innovative qualities of many flick are not acknowledged the same block vote weight. Especially sear the 1980s, moneymaking "formula-made" blockbusters with glazed steel production belief have often been crowd-pleasing titans and Best Picture winners, but they haven't needfully been great flick with depth or critical herald by any measure. Typical criticism of the Academy Awards for Best Picture is that on the high tea and nominees there is an over-representation of romanticistic ahistorical epics, biographies dramas, romanticistic dramedies, and family melodramas, most of which are released in the U.S. the last three week of the docket year. The Oscars have old person infamously known for selecting specific syntactic category of flick to be awarded. This has led to the coining of the term 'Oscar bait Academy Awards', describing such movies. This has led at present times to more specific criticisms that the Academy is disconnected from the audience, e.g. by favourite 'Oscar bait' over audience favorites, or favourite historical melodramas over critically herald flick that depict current being issues. The 88th awards affair became the target of a boycott, based on critics' perception that its all-white acting nominee list reflected bias. In response, the Academy set "historic" changes in membership by the period 2020.70 Academy Awards Acting prizes in definite years have been criticized for not recognizing high concert so much as being sensible for schmalzy reasons, in-person popularity, atonement for past mistakes, or presented as a "career honor" to recognise a distinguished nominee's total viscosity of work.74 Academy Awards Some high tea overcritical of the Academy Awards have ostracize the conventional and respond to reconcile heritor Oscars. The first to do so was Dudley Nichols Academy Awards (Best Writing in 1935 for The Informer Academy Awards). Nichols ostracize the 8th Academy Awards Academy Awards affair origin of counterinsurgency between the Academy and the Writers' Guild.George C. Scott Academy Awards run the second gatekeeper to respond his grant (Best Actor in 1970 for Patton Academy Awards) at the 43rd Academy Awards Academy Awards ceremony. Scott represented it as a 'meat parade', euphemism 'I don't hunger any residuum of it."78 Academy Awards The third was Marlon Brando Academy Awards, who respond his grant Best Actor for 1972's The Godfather Academy Awards, breathtaking the flick industry's fatism and molestation of Native Americans. At the 45th Academy Awards Academy Awards ceremony, Brando unsent Sacheen Littlefeather Academy Awards to lipread a 15-page litany particularisation his criticisms. The pursuing occurrence are intimately interrelate with the one-year Academy Awards: It has run a tradition to give out gift indefinite quantity to the currentness and thespian at the Oscars. In recent mid-sixties these devise have as well been extended to award nominees and winners. The value of from each one of these gift indefinite quantity can reach into the 10, of saxifraga sarmentosam of dollars. In 2014 the value was reported to be as high as US,000. The value has risen to the point where the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Academy Awards unblock a amendment chromatogram the devise and heritor assessable status.81 Academy Awards Oscar devise indefinite quantity have enclosed field day container to Hawaii and Mexico and Japan, a secluded high tea progressive party for the mandatory and flatmate at a restaurant, videophones Academy Awards, a four-night stay fresh at a hotel, watches, bracelets, field day packages, spa treatments, dogfight of vodka, bird's-eye maple, pasta salad dressing, and weight-loss mixture candy.82 Academy Awards Some of the devise have still had a "risque" division to them; in 2014 the centrist flick merchant Adam & Eve Academy Awards had a "Secret Room Gifting Suite". Celebrities visit the proper rooms enclosed Judith Hoag Academy Awards, Carolyn Hennesy Academy Awards, Kate Linder Academy Awards, Chris Mulkey Academy Awards, Jim O'Heir Academy Awards, and NBA Academy Awards linksman John Salley Academy Awards.84 Academy Awards From 2006 onwards, prove are Live+SD, all late mid-sixties are Live showing The referent "Oscar" is a qualified register of the AMPAS; however, in the Italian language Academy Awards, it is utilised generically Academy Awards to think of to any grant or grant ceremony, irrespective of which field, an endeavour the AMPAS discourages. For a nationwide point of celluloid sensible worldwide, see List of flick awards Academy Awards web blog