comic strip


Definition of comic strip

: a group of cartoons in narrative sequence

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Synonyms for comic strip


cartoon, comic, funny, strip

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Examples of comic strip in a Sentence

a comic strip that is beloved by both children and adults

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His first few Instagram options were alarming, turning the Patriot Way into a money-grabbing comic strip panel in one post and misspelling Foxboro (Foxsborough) in another. Tara Sullivan,, "Antonio Brown is taking all the risk, because if it doesn’t work out with Patriots . . .," 8 Sep. 2019 Following a light meal, the guests were entertained by comic strip writer Duane Abel. Mary Jane Brewer,, "Medina County Parks District honors volunteers," 1 Sep. 2019 Viacom's purchase also includes U.S. Acres, another comic strip created by Davis in the 1980s. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Garfield has a new owner: Nickelodeon," 6 Aug. 2019 Beloved by a tight circle of industry artists, Salem’s keen eye for finding talented and idiosyncratic writers and cartoonists lead to the syndication of some of the best and most daring American comic strips of the last quarter of the 20th century. Los Angeles Times, "Lee Salem, godfather to such classic comic strips as ‘Doonesbury,’ ‘Calvin and Hobbes,’ dies," 11 Sep. 2019 Jorge Cham draws the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper at Dwayne Godwin, Scientific American, "Herd Thinking," 1 May 2012 Kiro’o is using Aurion’s colored comic strip to target comic lovers in the US. Amindeh Blaise Atabong, Quartz Africa, "An African fantasy video game studio has created a comic book to reach a wider audience," 6 Aug. 2019 Around that time, Charnin had gotten the rights to the celebrated comic strip character Little Orphan Annie and declined the offer to direct the new NBC show. Mark Kennedy, azcentral, "Martin Charnin, the man who brought 'Annie' to life on Broadway, dies," 8 July 2019 Schulz spent part of his childhood in Needles and made it the home of Snoopy’s brother Spike in his Peanuts comic strip. Washington Post, "California town wants to be a sanctuary — for gun owners," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of comic strip

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comic strip was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of comic strip

: a series of cartoon drawings that tell a story or part of a story

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Kids Definition of comic strip

: a series of cartoons that tell a story or part of a story

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