Rodolphe Topffer of Geneva, Switzerland, artist and writer of a comic strip called The Adventures of Dr. Festus. Booklet ws published in 1829, Topffer created a series of absurdly comical stories told by means of lithographed drawings, and bound into small albums.
- Comic book – Wikipedia
The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the United States in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips, which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics.
- History of comics – Wikipedia
The collection of such material also began, with The Funnies, a reprint collection of newspaper strips, published in tabloid size in 1929. A market for such comic books soon followed, and by 1938 publishers were printing original material in the format. It was at this point that Action Comics #1 launched, with Superman as the …
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In 1929 Dell Publishing put out the first issue of The Funnies. It was a big tabloid-sized book that was distributed by the newsstands along with newspapers. These books were probably intended to be mistaken for the Sunday color comics that came free with the newspapers. Within were original comic strips, which were …
- When was the first comic book written? – Quora
The 1840s hardcover illustrated collection of Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck from Switzerland has a fair claim to being the original incarnation of the comic book or graphic novel. This book, published in the U.S., collected what are widely regarded as the very first version of the comic strip (which went by the same name, …