Comic

  • (noun): A professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts.
    Synonyms: comedian
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on comic, comics:

Ruben Bolling - Biography
... Bolling practiced law for several years before resigning to pursue comic writing full-time ... When that didn't work out, comic writing became a side interest and Bolling became a full-time bank employee ... no political interpretation, instead featuring absurdist humor or parodying comic strip conventions ...
Patrick McDonnell
... Patrick McDonnell (born March 17, 1956) is the creator of the daily comic strip Mutts ... column in The New York Times magazine and created the monthly comic strip Bad Baby for Parents magazine ... Reader's Digest, Forbes, Time, and has co-authored the book Krazy Kat the Comic Art of George Herriman ...
Groo The Wanderer
... Groo the Wanderer is a fantasy/comedy comic book series written and drawn by Sergio Aragon├ęs, rewritten, coplotted and edited by Mark Evanier ... Over the years it has been published by Pacific Comics, Eclipse Comics (one special issue), Marvel Comics (under its Epic imprint), Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics ... Groo was one of the first widely successful creator-owned comics, one of the few successful humorous comic books (outside Archie Comics) during its time, and one of the longest-running ...
The Comic Strip - Early History
... He planned to run The Comic Strip late at night after the play's performances ... acts and Sayle to move from the Comedy Store along with Arnold Brown, an older standup comic who did not fit so obviously into the alternative comedy scene ... The Comic Strip opened in October 1980 and ran until 1981, when the troupe went on a national tour and then a tour of Australia ...
Vincent Connare
... Amongst his creations are the Comic Sans font, often known as the standard typeface for comic and video game text, and the Trebuchet MS font, both of which ship as standard on current ...

More definitions of "comic":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of comedy.
    Example: "Comic hero"

Famous quotes containing the word comic:

    Do you see that kitten chasing so prettily her own tail? If you could look with her eyes, you might see her surrounded with hundreds of figures performing complex dramas, with tragic and comic issues, long conversations, many characters, many ups and downs of fate,—and meantime it is only puss and her tail.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Whereas the comic confronts simply logical contradictions, the tragic confronts a moral predicament. Not minor matters of true and false but crucial questions of right and wrong, good and evil face the tragic character in a tragic situation.
    —Marie Collins Swabey. Comic Laughter, ch. 7, Yale University Press (1961)

    Wit is often concise and sparkling, compressed into an original pun or metaphor. Brevity is said to be its soul. Humor can be more leisurely, diffused through a whole story or picture which undertakes to show some of the comic aspects of life. What it devalues may be human nature in general, by showing that certain faults or weaknesses are universal. As such it is kinder and more philosophic than wit which focuses on a certain individual, class, or social group.
    Thomas Munro (1897–1974)