Before 1900s in comics

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

Publications and events[edit]

1833[edit]

  • First publication of Histoire de M. Jabot by Swiss teacher and amateur artist Rodolphe Töpffer, eventually initiating a trend of "histoires en images" (picture-stories).[1]

1837[edit]

1840[edit]

  • Monsieur Pencil

1842[edit]

  • Published in the U.S.: The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck

1844[edit]

  • Life of Mr Lambkin - the first english origin comic book by George Cruikshank

1845[edit]

  • Histoire d'Albert
  • Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame

1846[edit]

  • Le Docteur Festus

1864[edit]

  • Bilderpossen by Wilhelm Busch - the first German comic book

1865[edit]

1867[edit]

1869[edit]

  • As Aventuras de Nhô Quim

1875[edit]

1879[edit]

1883[edit]

  • As Aventuras de Zé Caipora

1885[edit]

1889[edit]

  • debut: La Famille Fenouillard

1892[edit]

1895[edit]

1897[edit]

1898[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Rodolphe Töpffer". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "The Yellow Kid". 
  3. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "The Katzenjammer Kids".