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Comics is a medium used to express ideas by images, often combined with text or other visual information . Comics frequently takes the form of juxtaposed sequences of panels of images. Often textual devices such as speech balloons , captions, and onomatopoeia indicate dialogue , narration, sound effects, or other information . Size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Cartooning and similar forms of illustration are the most common image -making means in comics; fumetti is a form which uses photographic images. Common forms of comics include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, and comic books . Since the late 20th century , bound volumes such as graphic novels , comic albums, and tankōbon have become increasingly common, and online webcomics have proliferated in the 21st century . The history of comics has followed different paths in different cultures. Scholars have posited a pre- history as far back as the Lascaux cave paintings . By the mid- 20th century , comics flourished particularly in the United States , western Europe (especially in France and Belgium ), and Japan .