Every year on September 25, comic book readers, collectors, lovers and fans participate in National Comic Book Day.
First popularized in the United States, comic books are also called comic magazines. Published in the form of sequential, juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes, comic books often include descriptive prose and written narratives. From the earliest comic strips that later gave birth to comic books, dialogue displayed in bubbles or balloons above characters’ heads. The artform weaves intricate designs using all the elements of text, dialogue, personalities, color and imagery to form storylines that over time have distinguished eras, artists, genres and themes.
People who collect comic books are known as pannapictagraphist.
In 1933, a comic book, Famous Funnies, appeared in the United States and is believed to be the first real comic book. It was a reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips which established many of the story-telling devices used in comics.
The term “comic book” comes from the first book sold as a book reprinted of humor comic strips.
Despite their name, comic books are not all humorous in tone and feature stories in all genres.
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