See Article History Comic strip, series of adjacent drawn images, usually arranged horizontally, that are designed to be read as a narrative or a chronological sequence. The story is usually original in this form. Words may be introduced within or near each image, or they may be dispensed with altogether. If words functionally dominate the image, it then becomes merely illustration to a text.
Category:Comic strips ended in the 19th century - Wikipedia
The physical features of this serial figure can be summarized as follows: He wears a long yellow shirt, he is bald, has jug ears, and buck teeth. Another characteristic feature of the kid is that he does not communicate in the form direct speech through speech balloons ; rather, words are printed on the yellow nightshirt. Richard Felton Outcault , creator of this 'community' used the Yellow Kid pages to visually and verbally comically as well as seriously deal with urban city life situations in the late nineteenth century. Soon after its birth, the Yellow Kid became a popular omnipresent icon with a market value cf. In this regard Marschall and Bernard point out that "[t]he Yellow Kid did not so much presage but embodied the variety of licensing and merchandising uses that cartoons and cartoonists were to assume"
In the 19th century, story papers containing illustrated text stories , known as " penny dreadfuls " from their cover price, served as entertainment for British children. Full of close-printed text with few illustrations, they were essentially no different from a book, except that they were somewhat shorter and that typically the story was serialised over many weekly issues in order to maintain sales. These serial stories could run to hundreds of instalments if they were popular. And to pad out a successful series, writers would insert quite extraneous material such as the geography of the country in which the action was occurring, so that the story would extend into more issues. Plagiarism was rife, with magazines profiting from competitors' successes under a few cosmetic name changes.
Overview[ edit ] The majority language of Quebec is French , and Quebec comics refers to those comics published in French—English-language comics are considered to be part of the English -language part of Canadian comics history. The two traditions have little crossover, with the English tradition following mainly American trends, and the French tradition following mainly European ones, especially the French language Franco-Belgian trends, although newspaper comic strips have tended to be French translations of syndicated American strips. A political poster using speech balloons from has been attested. Speech balloons thereafter became more common in caricatures and advertising, and humorous and satirical publications also proliferated.