Newspaper Staff Cartoonist

Pall Mall Gazette of London, England hired Francis Carruthers Gould, a cartoonist artist in 1888 to draw editorial and political cartoons. Continue reading

Comic strip published as a booklet

Rodolphe Topffer of Geneva, Switzerland, artist and writer of a comic strip called The Adventures of Dr. Festus. Continue reading

Comic strip in a daily newspaper

Chicago American daily newspaper in 1904, printed a comic strip in black and white, called “A. Piker Clerk,” by Claire Briggs, an artist and author. Continue reading

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois (he later lived for many years in the suburb of Oak Park), the fourth son of Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833–1913), a businessman and Civil War veteran, and his wife, Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs (1840–1920). Continue reading

Comic Strip Adventure Hero: Tarzan

The first comic strip character to be featured as an adventure hero was Tarzan, (A character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs an American novelist). Continue reading