NEWSFLASH: “Comic Book” Is Still More Popular Than “Graphic Novel”
by T. Hodler
Friday, December 17, 2010
You may have seen people using Google’s new Ngram program today. I gave it a try myself with a pretty obvious comparison.
This chart compares the usage of the two terms in all books printed between the years 1900 and 2008, at least among those that have been scanned into Google. Nothing really surprising here in terms of when the terms take off in public consciousness.
So nothing major to report here, I guess, but idle curiosity sated. Enjoy your weekend.
UPDATE: As suggested by Robert Boyd in comments, here are the 1900-2008 results with the term “comic strip” added: