Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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X Graphic novels, Comic books, Cartoons
Use all X* codes for: general adult, teenage or children’s titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘X’ itself, but select specific categories from section X*. INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifiers MUST be used with titles aimed at children or teenagers. Use all X* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular with PLACE 1*, TIME PERIOD 3* and INTEREST 5* Qualifiers
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XA Graphic novel and Comic book: types
XAD European tradition comic books, Bandes dessinées
Use for: In the European tradition, comic books or ‘bandes dessinées’ are typically published in ongoing series, often featuring the same characters, as distinct from ‘one-off’ graphic novels
XADC European comic books: general, classic, all ages
Class here: classic comic books which can usually be read and enjoyed by children or adults, and which are widely regarded or presented as ‘classic’ and typically but not necessarily published and in print for several decades
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