New Nomenclature Necessary?

Here’s my beef – with some notable exceptions, “graphic novels” seem to me to pretty much be your standard comic book renamed, repackaged, and recently reaping a lot of respect.

Is it that easy? The industry begins to refer to its product as “graphic novels” and suddenly everyone’s in love with them again?!

So what are the rest of us waiting for?! I say we rename gag cartooning something more artsy, sit back, and wait for the accolades!

I’ll get us started. How about “Illustrative Wit?” Or maybe “Comedic Short Subject?”

Any other suggestions?