HISTORYAround 1900, the terms "comics" and "comicstrip" came into common use in the UnitedStates. Where did the word come from? Thestrips of pictures being printed in magazines andnewspapers at that time were all funny or comic.At first newspaper comic strips were called "thefunnies" and later the term comics became morepopular. Early American comic books were oftencollections of reprints of newspaper comic strips.
The Yellow Kid The 1895 "Yellow Kid" created by Richard Outcault has often been cited as being the first comic strip. The reason being is that Richard Outcault was the first artist to use the balloon, an outlined space on the page where what the characters spoke was written. However, comic strips and comic books were published before "Yellow Kid" debuted in the New York City newspaper "The World".
PROPAGANDA – (1943) Cover of the August 1943 issue of the 4 Favourites showing «War Bond» beating Hirohito, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The heroes on the cover are shown singing Spike Jones current hit song Der Fuehrers Face
Scott McCloud- Understanding comic books According to comic book artist Will Eisner comic books are a form of sequential art where they are only pictures when looked at separately however when they form a sequence they become stories rather than just mere pictures and are then called comic books.
Animated movies are REALLY SLOW andELABORATE…… …. Comic books!!!
The slides above depict the following:•Change in details given to comic books•The use of text•The interpretation of text•How text is important•How comics without text are interpreted as wellas with text•How importance of text depends on the detail ofcharacter and story profile•Detailed symbols and imagery can replace text
Bibliography:•Scott McCloud : Understanding comics•Bellis, M., 2011. History of Comic books. About.com, [online] Available at:<http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/comics.htm>[Accessed on26 sep 2011]•Freepik.com•Marvel comics.com