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Making it Big in the Comic Book Industry

The production of comics has undergone a series of transitions throughout history, being printed in newspapers, pulps, pamphlets, magazines, and even in novel formats (known as graphic novels). The comic book industry has always been primarily focused on generating profit, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Batman and the American Comic Book Industry

There is no doubt that the evolution of American comic books has been predominantly shaped by economic factors, with emerging industries striving to make a profit. In Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books, Jean-Paul Gabilliet … Continue reading

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The Development of Comics: What is a Comic?

When was the first comic formed? The first problem in answering this question is the lack of any concrete definition for what a comic really is, which results in countless debate, and no definitive answer to be agreed upon. Modern … Continue reading

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The Portrayal of Time in Comics

In the comic “Waiting” by Maurice Vellekoop, there are four panels, with each one being set in a different season. What is fascinating about this piece is that each panel is set in the same location and perspective overlooking a … Continue reading

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