Thema Subject Categories 1.3

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
X Graphic novels, Comic books, Cartoons
Use with: a ‘type’ from XA*, followed where possible & appropriate, with a ‘genre’ from XQ* for graphic novels & comic books
XQ Graphic novel & Comic book: genres
XQA Graphic novel / Comic book: memoirs, true stories & non-fiction
Class here: ‘bandes dessinées d’auteur’, Slice of life, biographies, politics, travel
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XQB Graphic novel / Comic book: literary adaptations
Use for: adaptations of pre-existing literary works into graphic form
XQC Graphic novel / Comic book: inspired by or adapted from
Use for: stories that were published as spin-offs or companions to pre-existing non-book media or merchandise, for example story books based on a popular film franchise, an online game or a TV series. Do NOT use for titles that were subsequently made into films etc
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XQD Graphic novel / Comic book: crime, mystery & thrillers
XQG Graphic novel / Comic book: action & adventure
XQH Graphic novel / Comic book: horror
XQK Graphic novel / Comic book: super-heroes & super-villains
XQL Graphic novel / Comic book: science fiction
XQM Graphic novel / Comic book: fantasy, esoteric
Use for comic books featuring traditions of mythical, secret or esoteric knowledge
XQN Graphic novel / Comic book: anthropomorphic / animal stories 1.3
XQR Graphic novel / Comic book: romance
XQS Graphic novel / Comic book: school / college life
Use with: 5L* code as appropriate
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XQT Graphic novel / Comic book: humorous
XQV Graphic novel / Comic book: historical
XQX Graphic novel / Comic book: adult
Use for: comic books designed for adults featuring scenes of an overtly adult nature or dealing with graphic themes only suitable for an aware, mature audience. Use with: Qualifier 5X plus other X* codes as appropriate
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