Does your story have a ghost or monster? Does your heroine faint frequently? Then you might be in a Gothic novel. The Guardian has infographics on how tell if you’re in a Gothic novel.
"Long before the term 'graphic novel' was coined to explain long-form comic strips, the artist Milt Gross was making precursors to the format," and one of his lost works is finally being republished. The work, Milt Gross' New York, was written for the World's Fair in 1939 and "follows the adventures of the sausage-nosed, conniving, yet amiable con man Pop."