1900s in comics

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This is a timeline of significant events in comics in the 1900s.


U.S. publications[edit]

European publications[edit]

  • Johannes Franciscus Nuijens (Korporaal Achilles), a Dutch Catholic teacher, publishes the political comic book Aanleiding tot den Engelsch-Transvaalschen Oorlog (Reason for the English-Transvaal War). [2]


U.S. publications[edit]


Chinese publications[edit]

European publications[edit]

U.S. publications[edit]

  • January 8: first appearance of The Story of Hungry Henrietta by Winsor McCay.[9]
  • June 26: first appearance of A Pilgrim’s Progress by McCay.
  • October 15: first publication of Little Nemo in Slumberland by McCay in New York Herald.[10]
  • Unknown date: a collection of McCay's Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend strips is published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company of New York.



U.S. publications[edit]

  • November 1: first appearance of The Umbrella Man by John Hager for the Seattle Daily Times, appearing on the front page as a supplement for the weather.[11] Not titled as the Umbrella Man, but called that May 3, 1913, under a section called "Features of Today's Paper".


  1. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Happy Hooligan". 
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/korporaal-achilles.htm
  3. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Major Ozone's Fresh Air Crusade". 
  4. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Little Jimmy". 
  5. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Little Sammy Sneeze". 
  6. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend". 
  7. ^ Labé, Yves-Marie. "Bécassine débarque" (in French). Le Monde. 
  8. ^ Radio France. "1905-2005 : Bécassine fête ses 100 ans" (in French). 
  9. ^ The Story of Hungry Henrietta, www.barnaclepress.com
  10. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Little Nemo in Slumberland". 
  11. ^ Seattle Daily Times, November 1, 1909, page 1.