Sequential art

Reviewed works tagged this way are printed cartoons, traditional comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, manga, gekiga and so on.

Not everything that flies is a fly, and not every fly is flying. In Understanding Comics (1993), Scott McCloud proposed the term sequential art for the medium of comics covering all of the above. That was nice of him, because not all comics are comedies and not all comedies are comics. A lot of comics just do stand-up.

McCloud’s suggestion did not enter the mainstream and is easily confused for animation in moving pictures, but is still better than the most popular English terms.



The following make direct references to the sequential art tag.