Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2019)
Socio-cultural evolution of comics
Author(s): Dr. Charu Vaid
Abstract: Literature is called the mirror of society. Socio-cultural phenomena of community are reflected directly or indirectly in its literature. Every age echoes its sentiments and moods, not just in the themes of its writings, but also in its techniques. If high tragedy flourished in dramatic form during the Classical Age of Greek antiquity, in harmony with the time’s elevated cerebral leanings and the Dionysian carnival, the novel finds its ancestry in the changing center circumference equation of the seventeenth century. Comic strips are just one of the numerous innovative expressionistic novelties of the emperical modern age. Unfortunately, this art though very popular, remains misapprehended, defamed and villified. This paper traces the cultural history of comics, tries to understand their potential in the twenty-first century and also most importantly attempts to destigmatise this avant-garde genre.