McCloud writes that comics is an art form just like any other, and that it essentially refers to art in a sequence. What this means is that comics have been around in one form or another for over three thousand years. They have existed in many cultures, including ancient Egypt, imperial Europe, or even the Aztec civilization, which had no prior knowledge of comics from Europe or Africa.
Comics also relates to the history of written language. Words first started appearing in comics as early as the mid-1800’s in the works of Rudolphe Topffer. The words and images depended on one another to tell a story. This is generally regarded as the origin of modern comics.