Definition of comic strip in English:

comic strip


  • 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’
    • ‘They had hired a famous comic-strip artist to prepare concepts for the sets.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A sequel that tries to provide the comic-strip character with psychological depth.’
    • ‘There was once a comic-strip character called Ivor Lott.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Road to Perdition, the graphic novel, can be obtained from specialist comic-strip shops.’
    • ‘The show has spawned a radio series in nine languages and a mass of literature, some in comic-strip form.’
    • ‘The great comic-strip artists had evolved a vocabulary for treating things everybody knew about in ways that everybody could understand.’
    • ‘Kids and their parents learn to re-create favorite cartoon and comic-strip characters.’
    • ‘Here, events are depicted in comic-strip style, using small sequential sculptural panels.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cartoonist Ben, known for his comic-strip novels, is the subject of this survey covering the last 10 years.’
    • ‘Taken together, they bring to mind the Sunday paper comic-strip characters of Jiggs and Maggie.’
    • ‘Buck Rogers first appeared, in comic-strip form, that same year.’
    • ‘Richard is a struggling artist who makes no bones of the fact that he considers himself too good for the comic-strip job.’
    • ‘A new collection of stories and comic strips examines just that.’
    • ‘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.’
    cartoon strip, comic, graphic novel
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comic strip