"Sequential art" is a term proposed by Will Eisner to describe art forms that use images displayed in a specific order for the purpose of graphic storytelling or conveying information. The best-known type of sequential art are comics.
"All fiction, necessarily, requires the reader to fill in the blanks. I can't describe every single aspect of this scene. No one would want to read it. I merely supply one picture at a time. The reader connects the dots to establish continuity — a plot, characters, concepts. A thousand copies of this world, each customized within each person's brain."
— 1/0, episode #995