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It is a medium used to express ideas through images, often combined with text or other visual information. Frequently, it takes the form of sequences of panels of images. Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and onomatopoeia indicate dialogue, narration, sound effects, or other information. The size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Cartooning and similar forms of illustration are the most common image-making means in comics; fumetti is a form that uses photographic images. Common forms include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, and comic books. Since the late 20th century, bound volumes such as graphic novels, comic albums, and tankōbon have become increasingly common, while online web-based have proliferated in the 21st century with the advent of the internet. History has followed different paths in different cultures. Scholars have posited a pre-history as far back as the Lascaux cave paintings in France. By the mid-20th century, it flourished, particularly in the United States, western Europe (especially France and Belgium), and Japan. The term is used as a singular noun when it refers to the medium but becomes plural when referring to particular instances, such as individual strips or comic books. Though the term derives from the humorous (comic) work that predominated in early American newspaper comic strips, it has become standard for non-humorous works too. In English, it is common to refer to the different cultures by the terms used in their original languages, such as manga for Japanese, or bandes dessinées for French-language.