The Origins of Comics




    Graphic novels

    The Origins of Comics

    From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

    Thierry Smolderen

    University Press of Mississippi 2014

    Hardback 174pp Illustrated 303x226mm

    9781617031496   Product Code: 24684

    In this classic work, Belgian comics writer and scholar Thierry Smolderen digs deep into the origins of the 20th-century comic strip. He establishes how the picture stories and illustrations of artists like William Hogarth, Rodolphe Topffer and Gustave Dore laid the foundation of the form, which flourished with the evolution of visual culture caused by developments in printing technology, photography, audio recording and cinema. First published in 2000, the book is translated here by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen.

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