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  •  It's a "comic strip", I feel (5+ / 0-)

    Regardless of how much one packs into a strip, if it's limited to a specific gag, point or piece of a plot, it is still a comic strip (aka as "comic") in common usage, IMHO.

    You could find Tom's above cartoon in a Sunday paper and it wouldn't stand out as odd (aside from the obvious political play), for example.

    I've found the term "graphics" to aligned with advertising, marketing, branding or just a portion of a larger work.

    Graphic novels are essentially longer or collected comic books.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:51:34 AM PST

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    •  I always understood graphic novels (2+ / 0-)
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      to be darker than regular comic books.  Hence, Sandman and Hellblazer are graphic novels, where Superman is a comic.

      "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

      by anonevent on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:08:13 AM PST

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      •  It's more the format than content, actually (1+ / 0-)
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        I have graphic novels with wonderfully optimistic science fiction/fantasy tales, others dark and obtuse, with many in-between.

        For example, there are graphic novels collected from mini-series or from within a particular title which were purposefully written to be collected in larger story arcs (e.g., All-Star Superman).

        Some graphic novels are published as novel-sized installments from the get-go - most of those come from Europe, Japan, etc. due to a difference in market size and expectations for that type of work.

        BTW, I'm just a long-time comics (in all forms) collector - just trying to be helpful :)

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:53:10 AM PST

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