From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
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.