A panel is an individual frame, or single drawing, in the multiple-panel sequence of a comic strip or comic In a comic book or graphic novel, the shapes of panels and the number of panels on a page may vary widely. The word panel may also. Comics has developed specialized terminology. Several attempts have been made to formalise . The sophisticated term "graphic narrator" is also found in the academic literature on art education. A cartoonist (also comic strip creator) may refer to a person who does most or all of the art duties, and frequently, but not.