Contemporary graphic novels combine a series of picture panels to recount a narrative. This method of storytelling, where a group of images builds a single tale, appears in more than just the world of comics. In this gallery talk, led by Alex Yen, graduate student lecturer, we will look at a variety of works, from Roman painting to Japanese prints and examine types of storytelling in art. What commonalities do we see in these narratives of the past that we might find in works like comics and graphic novels? How do we interpret a single image that belongs in a series? Through close looking at some of the objects found in the Museum of Fine Arts, we will examine a history of visual narration and storytelling.