Commix: An Idiosyncratic Historical and Aesthetic Overview

Spiegelman, Art
November 1988
Print;Nov/Dec88, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p61
The article focuses on the history of comics. It states that the patron saint of comics is Swiss educator and author Rodolphe Topffer, who invented the first real comic strips. One of the earliest and famous comic feature is "The Yellow Kid," by Richard Outcalt. "The Yellow Kid" depicted the cheerful mayhem of street urchins in Hogan's Alley, a city slum.


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