Original Art by Bryce Pulaski
Official Mascot of MCC's Graphic Novel Collection
In 1954 the Comic Code Authority was created in response to the public concern about inappropriate material in comic books. The CCA continued to be a powerful presence in the comic book industry until 1971 when Stan Lee (creator of Spider Man) challenged the CCA stating that negative issues need to be shown in comic books so that readers would learn the consequences of such acts as drug abuse.
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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a "graphic novel" is: a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.
Comics are juxtaposed (adjacent, side-by-side) pictoral and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic (artistic/visual) response in the viewer (McCloud, 20).