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Styles and genres

A short while ago I was in a heated discussion here about drawings styles and wanted throw out a question. I think a reasonable argument can be made that certain styles insinuate certain genres. This isn't to say that genres are drawn in those styles all the time or that those genres can't use other styles, but that when we see a certain style, we think of a certain genre. I'd like people's help in formulating a list of these, if we can...

In American styles, I have:

Superhero
Cartoony
Dramatic/Romantic comic strip (?)
Art comix

This is of course leaving out imported styles like "manga"... I'd even be up for hearing "substyles" within genres too. Got any more? (examples are always helpful)