Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sequence of drawings in boxes that tell an amusing story, typically printed in a newspaper or magazine:[as modifier] ‘a continuing story in comic-strip form’
comic strip, cartoon strip, comic, graphic novelView synonyms
- ‘These more familiar types of Chinese cartoons emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, mainly in the form of comic strips in magazines and newspapers.’
- ‘A sequel that tries to provide the comic-strip character with psychological depth.’
- ‘Road to Perdition, the graphic novel, can be obtained from specialist comic-strip shops.’
- ‘Kids and their parents learn to re-create favorite cartoon and comic-strip characters.’
- ‘The great comic-strip artists had evolved a vocabulary for treating things everybody knew about in ways that everybody could understand.’
- ‘The show has spawned a radio series in nine languages and a mass of literature, some in comic-strip form.’
- ‘Playing up his sometimes spacey, Zen-like nature, he likes to compare himself to Ziggy, the befuddled comic-strip character who often stumbles into cosmic revelations.’
- ‘Buck Rogers first appeared, in comic-strip form, that same year.’
- ‘Cartoonist Ben, known for his comic-strip novels, is the subject of this survey covering the last 10 years.’
- ‘Include in your regular reading diet published collections of wit and humor, humor columnists, comic strips, and stories by writers with a well-developed sense of humor.’
- ‘There was once a comic-strip character called Ivor Lott.’
- ‘They had hired a famous comic-strip artist to prepare concepts for the sets.’
- ‘Richard is a struggling artist who makes no bones of the fact that he considers himself too good for the comic-strip job.’
- ‘I went back to being a full-time cartoonist and began to live out my life's dream of being a nationally syndicated comic-strip artist - but Pedro was still with me.’
- ‘Fifty years ago, the comic-strip vision of the year 2000 had people wearing silver suits, travelling in flying cars and living in cities in the sky.’
- ‘Taken together, they bring to mind the Sunday paper comic-strip characters of Jiggs and Maggie.’
- ‘A new collection of stories and comic strips examines just that.’
- ‘Here, events are depicted in comic-strip style, using small sequential sculptural panels.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.