When was the first comic book made?

The Yellow Kid created by Richard Felton Outcault in 1895 is recognized as the first comic book.

Early forms of this sequential art can be seen in Paleolithic cave drawings, made by prehistoric man almost 20 thousand years ago.

The terms comics and comic strips became established around 1900 in the United States when all strips were indeed comic. Comic strips created from wood blocks date back to 1550.

A comic book is a bound collection of strips, typically telling a single story or a series of different stories. Most of the better newspaper strips eventually appear also in book form.

Before the advent of Superhero comic books there were Funny Books, people called them ‘funny’ books because inside were reprints of comic strips from newspapers, much like the Garfield or Snoopy strips you read today.

Fact File:

Richard Felton Outcault was the first person to use the caption bubble or balloon, the space where what the characters say is written.


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