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date: 13 April 2024

Comics and the Graphic Novel. 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Melanie HuskaMelanie Huska

Some scholars argue that comics—sequential narratives, usually involving text and images—have their roots in ancient forms such as Egyptian hieroglyphics or preconquest picture manuscripts of the Americas. Others see their origins in medieval European artwork, and still others disregard all these contentions. However, most scholars regard British artist ... ...

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