Panel (comics)


Individual frame, or single drawing, in the multiple-panel sequence of a comic strip or comic book.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

American franchise founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims.

Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not (January 12, 1941).
Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum at Innovative Film City in Bangalore, India
Hong Kong Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium in 2004.
Ripley's BION Niagara Falls
St. Augustine, Florida, Odditorium
Panama City Beach, Florida, Odditorium
Ripley's shark being produced.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Ocean City, Maryland
Odditorium in Myrtle Beach
A Ripley's Believe It or Not! designed Paddington Bear statue in London, one of fifty auctioned for the NSPCC

Originally a newspaper panel, the Believe It or Not feature proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums and a book series.

Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics)

Daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham.

Ron Ferdinand in 2013

The comic strip usually runs for a single panel on weekdays and a full strip on Sundays.

Comic book

Comic books on display at a museum, depicting how they would have been displayed at a rail station store in the first half of the 20th century.
A common comic-book cover format displays the issue number, date, price and publisher along with an illustration and cover copy that may include a story's title.
René Goscinny (1926–1977), writer of the Astérix comic book series.
Cover to 27 December 1884 edition of Ally Sloper's Half Holiday. Ally Sloper is regarded as the first recurring character in comics.
Statue of Minnie the Minx, a character from The Beano, in Dundee, Scotland. Launched in 1938, The Beano is known for its anarchic humour, with Dennis the Menace appearing on the cover.
Hugo Pratt (1927–1995), author of the Corto Maltese comic book series.

A comic book, also called comicbook, comic magazine or (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) simply comic, is a publication that consists of comics art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.

The Far Side

Single-panel comic created by Gary Larson and syndicated by Chronicle Features and then Universal Press Syndicate, which ran from December 31, 1979, to January 1, 1995 .

Wiener Dog Art, one of many The Far Side collections published in the United States, features an artist stamping a paint-covered dachshund on a canvas.

The Far Side is primarily told through the use of a single, vertical, rectangular panel, occasionally split into small sections of four, six, or eight for storytelling purposes.


Traditional yonkoma layout

Yonkoma manga (4コマ漫画), a comic strip format, generally consists of gag comic strips within four panels of equal size ordered from top to bottom.

Daily comic strip

Newspaper comic strip format, appearing on weekdays, Monday through Saturday, as contrasted with a Sunday strip, which typically only appears on Sundays.

Person reading a newspaper

The two conventional formats for daily newspaper comics are strips and single gag panels.

Non Sequitur (comic strip)

Comic strip created by Wiley Miller starting February 16, 1992 and syndicated by Andrews McMeel Syndication to over 700 newspapers.

Originally, the comic was a single panel gag cartoon, similar to Gary Larson's The Far Side.

Year 24 Group

Grouping of female manga artists who heavily influenced shōjo manga (Japanese girls' comics) beginning in the 1970s.

Bow Ditama, a manga artist

Stylistically, the Year 24 Group created new conventions in panel layout by departing from the rows of rectangles that were the standard at the time, creating borders that were abstracted or removed entirely.

Nanohana (manga)

Japanese manga anthology written and illustrated by Moto Hagio.

Cover of the first edition tankōbon
A rapeseed field in Ukraine
The frontispiece for Salome 20XX depicts Salome with the head of Yohanan, as in this painting by Pierre Bonnaud.
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant during the disaster
Pop singer Lady Gaga was used as a model for Madame Pluto.

Both Nanohana stories begin with a simple panel layout that utilizes a succession of rectangular boxes, a standard practice in seinen manga.


About the medium and so "comics" is almost always used as a singular noun.

Superheroes have been a staple of American comic books (Wonderworld Comics 3, 1939; cover: The Flame by Will Eisner).
Rakuten Kitazawa created the first modern Japanese comic strip. (Tagosaku to Mokube no Tōkyō Kenbutsu, 1902)
A caption (the yellow box) gives the narrator a voice. The characters' dialogue appears in speech balloons. The tail of the balloon indicates the speaker.
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Ally Sloper in Some of the Mysteries of Loan and Discount
The Yellow Kid

It typically the form of a sequence of panels of images.