A sequence of images that may or may not also contain words. This sequence is made up of several images, or self-contained sections, called “panels.” When taken together, these words and images tell a story. While there is no limit to how many panels one can include in a story, you need at least two images in order to make a comic.

Comics can vary in style and medium—some are made as drawings, while others are made up of paintings or even photographs. Traditionally, comics were made on paper using a variety of materials including graphite, colored pencil, pen, watercolor, and markers, and were published as books or strips in newspapers and magazines. Today, artists increasingly create comics digitally, using computers and tablets, and comics are frequently distributed via apps or websites.


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