* CSS Timeline Styles
  • Period (1000 - now)
  • Bayeux Tapestry. (1066)
  • William Hogarth: English pictorial satirist and editorial cartoonist. (1697 - 1764)
  • The Harlot's Progress by Hogarth with mulitple depicting a prostitute on Drury Lane finaly dieing of syphlis. (1732)
  • A Rakes Progress by Hogarth showing the life of a fop. (1734)
  • Marriage A-la-Mode by Hogarth depicts social staus. (1745)
  • William Hogarth: The Downfall of Mrs. Gin or Gin Lane (1745)
  • Thomas Rowlandson: Caricaturist of erotica and politcal satire. (1757 - 1827)
  • The Election, a medley, humbley inscribed to Squire Liliput by Herny Dawkins. (1764)
  • The bloody Massacre contributed by Paul Revere. (1770)
  • America. To those, who wish to sheathe. . ..BY Robet Edge Pine. (1781)
  • The Looking Glass for 1787 by Doolittle Amos. (1787)
  • Congressional Pugilists by unknown. (1798)
  • Rodolphe Topffer caricaturist and painter. (1799 - 1846)
  • James Gilray: Plum Pudding in Danger (1805)
  • A Procession of Butchers / Samule Folwell. (1808)
  • Washing Day by Rowlandson. (1811)
  • Tours of Dr. Syntax by Rowlandson. (1812 - 1821)
  • Democracy against unnatural union. . . Trial Octr. 14th 1817 by William Charles. (1817)
  • William Hone and George Cruikshank: The House that Jack Built... (1819)
  • A caucus held at Albany . . .. Artist unknown. (1824)
  • Rudolph Topffer creates Christophe strips Georges Colomb from secret scribbles. (1827)
  • The Glasgow Looking Glass the first satirical comic magazine also known as Northern Looking. (1826)
  • The pedlar and his pack for the Desperate effort. . . By James Akin. (1828)
  • United States Slave Trade. . .. (1830)
  • Rats leaving fallin House. . .. (1831)
  • Honore Daumier: Gargantua: (1831)
  • Chevy Chase or the Bank Runner. William Kelly. (1832)
  • A very bad man by Henry R. Robinson:. (1833)
  • Wilhelm Busch: Poet, Illustrator of Max and Moritz, painter. . .. (1832 - 1908)
  • New standard of Justice. (1836)
  • Uncle Sam's pet pups by Robert H. Elton. (1840)
  • Thomas Nast politcial Cartoonist (1840 - 1902)
  • Topfffer puts thoughts into a picture story in his Essay on Physiognomics. (1843)
  • Political Cock Fighters: by James S Baillie. (1844)
  • Satirical drawing first named cartoons. (1845)
  • One of the Young Bo-Hoys in exstacies before the coons of 1844. Edward Williams Clay. (1846)
  • Bagging the Game by Abel and Durang. . (1848)
  • American Citizens: We appeal to you in all calmness. . . J. E. Farwell and Co. (1852)
  • The Politcial Quadrille. Music by Dred Scott: artist unknown. (1860)
  • Strayed by Ehrgott and Forbriger. (1861)
  • Thomas Nast Cartoon on Tammany Hall corruption case. (1861)
  • The Great American What is it? E.W.T. Nichols. (1863)
  • Northern Coat of Arms: Joseph E. Baker. (1864)
  • Max and Moritz by Wilhelm Busch. (1865)
  • Louis M. Glackens Illustrator, animator and cartoonist is born. Brother of artist William Glackens. (1866 - 1933)
  • Ally Sloper by Charles Ross and Marie Dubal. (1867 - 1876)
  • Puck a humor magazine founded in German Language by cartoonist Joseph Keppler. (1871 - 1918)
  • David and Goliath by Svobodin Merinsky. (1872)
  • Diddle-Boom a short illustrated by Wilhelm Busch. (1874)
  • Clare Briggs, Stenographer, American Comic Strip Artist influenced by General Pershing. (1875 - 1930)
  • Knopp Trilogy by Wilhelm Busch. (1875 - 1877)
  • Robert Sidney Smith: Created the Gumps from an idea of Joseph M. Patterson editor of the Chicago Tribune. (1877 - 1935)
  • E. W. Scsripps Company founded by E. W. Scripps and Elien Browning Scripps. (1878)
  • Charles Nelson Landon: Illustrator for The Cleveland Press and Art Director for the NEA. (1878 - 1937)
  • Penny Press / The Press / Cleveland Press was a daily founded by E. W. Scripps. (1878 - 1982)
  • Joseph M. Patterson, Publisher and founder of the Daily News active with comics. (1879 - 1946)
  • Robert McCormick: Republican Chicago Alderman who owned the Chicago Tribune. From the family that started the Reaper. (1880 - 1955)
  • Judge a weekly satirical magazine started by artists James Albert Wales and Frank Tousey and George H. Jessop. (1881 - 1947)
  • Frank Oscar King: Cartoonist of Gasoline Alley. (1883 - 1969)
  • Bud Fisher: Prize Fighter and American Cartoonist of Mutt and Jeff Daily Comic Strip. (1885 - 1954)
  • Puck offices finished moving from Saint Louis to NYC. (1887)
  • Weary Willie by Tom Browne. (1890)
  • Merrill Blosser: American Cartoonist of Freckles and His Friends. (1892 - 1893)
  • Puck Presss publishes A Selection of Cartoons from Puck by Joseph Keppler. (1893)
  • Keppler moves to Chicago for the Worlds Fair and produces a 12 page version of Puck at the fair. (1893)
  • Joseph Pulitzer publishes Richard Outcault in Hogan's Alley. (1895)
  • Selig Polyscope Company founded by William Selig. (1896 - 1918)
  • The Katzenjammer Kids in New York Journal. Hans and Fritz and continues running. (1897 - now)
  • Vincent Trout Hamlin: Creator of Alley Oop syndicated by NEA. (1900 - 1993)
  • Roy Crane: Pioneer Cartoonist of Wash Tubbs, Captain Easy, and Buz Sawyer. Charles N Landon of the NEA helped start his career. . (1901 - 1977)
  • Gus Edson: American Cartoonist of The Gumps and Dondi. (1901 - 1966)
  • Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) started by E. W. Scripps Company. (1902)
  • A. Piker Clerk sydicated strip by Cartoonist Clare Briggs in W R Hearst's Chicago American. (1903 - 1904)
  • Little Nemo in Slumberland, by Winsor McCay. (1905)
  • Georges Prosper Remi (Herge) Born. (1907 - 1983)
  • Mutt and Jeff becomes the first daily comic strip in the sports pages of the San Francisco Chronicle. (1907)
  • Henry Martin Formhals: American Cartoonist of Freckles and His Friends and Joe Jinks. (1908 - 1981)
  • Gaumont Publishees Emile Cohl first animated cartoon. The cartoon was hand drawn
  • Old Doc Yak by Sidney Smith for the Chicago Tribune. (1912 - 1919)
  • Doc Yak appears as animated shorts for the Selig Polyscop Company which collaboarated with theh Tribune with the production of: The Adventures of Kathlyn. . (1913 - 1914)
  • Krazy Kat spun off from Dingbat Family becomes a niche market appealing to inteligentsia. (1913)
  • Barre Studio dedicated to animation founded by Raoul Barre and William Nolan. (1914)
  • Rube Goldberg first published in New York Eveining Mail. (1914)
  • Freckles and His Friends: by Merril Blosser and Henry Formhals published by NEA. (1915 - 1966)
  • Puck is bought by William Randolph Hearst Company. (1916)
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  • Robert Minor: At Last a Perfect Soldier...(1916)
  • The Gumps by Sidney Smith and Gus Edson. (1917 - 1959)
  • Gasoline Alley: by Frank King distributed by Tribune Content Agency and longest running comic strip. (1918)
  • Louis Raemaker: Dutch Anti German Cartoonist that led to a bounty and a threat ending neutrality. (1918)
  • Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate: Formed when the Illustrated Daily News (Daily News) collaborated with the Chicago Tribune over the GUMPS syndication. (1919)
  • Winnie Winkle. (1920 - 1996)
  • Arthur Baldwin Sansom Jr.: American Comic Strip Cartoonist of the Born Loser. (1920 - 1991)
  • Pop by John Millar. (1921)
  • Robet Thaves: Industrial Psychologist and cartoonist who started Frank and Ernest 1972. (1924 - 2006)
  • Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern published by NEA. (1921 - 1984)
  • Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. (1924)
  • Le Petit Vingtieme The Little Twentieth in Belgian paper Le Vingtieme Siecle. (1928 - 1940)
  • Blondie. (1930)
  • Quick and Flupke by Herge. (1930 - 1940)
  • Alley Oop by Cartoonist V. T. Hamlin published by Bonnet-Brown which was bought out by Newspaper Enterprise Association. (1932)
  • Captain Easy by Roy Crane and Leslie Turner for NEA. (1933 - 1988)
  • Funnies on Parade reprinted newspaper comic strip sets a size standard. (1933)
  • Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff. (1934)
  • The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko by Herge. (1936 - 1957)
  • Detective Comics by DC Comics. (1937)
  • Superman first produced in the first issue of Action Comics. (1938)
  • Batman produced by Detective Comics. (1939)
  • Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner is released by Timely Comics. (1939)
  • The Flash is produced by DC. (1939)
  • David Low: Rendezvous comic about Sino - Nazi Pact. (1939)
  • Le Vingtieme Siecle closed by Nazi's and Herge appears in Nazi newspaer Le Soir. (1940 - 1944)
  • Alan Scott is produced by DC. (1940)
  • Brenda Star by Dale Messick. (1940)
  • Pogo Possum publised in first issue of Animal Comics. (1941)
  • Steve Rodgers introduced and becomes Captain America. (1941)
  • Woner Woman started by DC. (1941)
  • Archie Andrews produced in Pep Comics / MLJ Comics. (1941)
  • Herge accused of being a German colaborator but unsubstatiated. (1944)
  • Pep Comics publisher MLJ changes name to Archie Comics. (1945)
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost. (1945)
  • Philip Zec: Don't lose it again...(1945)
  • National Cartoonist Society (NCS) (started as entertainment for the troops). (1946)
  • Donald Ducks Uncle Scrooge first appearance. (1947)
  • Donald Markstein: online encyclopedia publisher for print: cartoons, comic strips and animation. (1947 - 2012)
  • Pogo by Walt Kelly. (1948)
  • Studios Herge started as team with Jacques Martin and Bob de Moor. (1950 - 1986)
  • Peanuts by Charles Schulz publised by United Feature Syndicate. (1950)
  • Chip Sansom assitant to father Art Sansom on the Born Loser. (1951)
  • Herbert Lawrence Block or Herblock: Here he come again published by the Washington Post. (1954)
  • Comics Code Authority created. (1954)
  • Andy Capp by Reginald Smythe. (1957)
  • Supergirl publised by DC Comics. (1959)
  • The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee is published by Marvel. (1961)
  • Spiderman started by Marvel. (1962)
  • The Hulk started by Marvel. (1962)
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch published in Archie Comics. (1962)
  • Josie McCoy published by Archie Comics. (1963)
  • X-men started by Marvel Comics. (1963)
  • Daredevil, the Man Without Fear is produced by Marvel Comics. (1964)
  • Teen Titans first in DC universe. (1964)
  • The Born Loser: by Art Sansom and his son Chip Sansom sydicated by NEA. (1965)
  • Ziggy by Tom Wilson is first made. (1968)
  • Doonesbury by Gary Trudeau appears in Universal Press Syndicate. . (1970)
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman about the holocaust appears in Funny Aminals. (1972)
  • Frank and Ernest by Bob Thaves for NEA and was the first to strip to use digital coloring. United Media distributed to more than 1300 newspapers. (1972)
  • Wolverine, a Canadian superhero fought by the Hulk (?)(1974)
  • Cathy by Cathy Guisewite. (1976)
  • Cerebus the Aardvark by Dave Sim. (1977 - 2004)
  • Garfield. (1978)
  • For Better or Worse Comic Strip about the Patterson family by Lynn Johnston. (1979)
  • Maus gets 10 pages in Raw Magazine. (1980)
  • The Far Side appears in the San Francisco Chronicle (1980)
  • Bloom County (eventually wins Pulitzer). (1980)
  • Pat Brady in Rose is Rose. (1984)
  • Comics Review a bi month independent comic book published by Manusript Press. (1984 - 1996)
  • Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. (1985 - 1996)
  • Maus a Survivors Tale by Art Spiegelman about the holocaust becomes a graphic novel. (1986)
  • Luann by Greg Evans. (1987)
  • Fox Trot by Bill Amend. (1988)
  • Sandman produced by DC Comics. (1989)
  • Swamp Thing by DC Comics. (1989)
  • Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. (1990)
  • Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began. (1991)
  • Stone Soup by Jan Eliot. (1995)
  • The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder syndicated. (1997)
  • Old Doc Yak published as Topper in Shanda Fantasy Arts. . (1998 - 1998)
  • Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis is started on the Web. (1999)
  • Don's Cartoon Encyberpeida. (1999)
  • Don's Cartoon Encyberpeida changed to Don Markstein's Cartoonopeida. (2000)
  • Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis is syndicated in papers. (2001)
  • Don Markstein's Toonopeida, online encyclopedia is started. (2001)
  • Shonen Jump a Japanese comic book or manga is produced. Yu-Go-Oh and One Piece. (2002)
  • Shojo Beat by publishers of Shonen Jump. (2005)
  • C. A. Tripp: The Wondeful World of Lincoln... (2005)
  • A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn. (2008)
  • Iron Man of Marvel Comics makes Theaters. (2008)
  • The Dark Knight sequel begins. (2008)
  • Barry Blitt: The Politics of Fear. (2008)
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons makes theaters. (2009)
  • Digital comics are making inroads and paper novel sales falter. (2010)
  • Thor becomes a film. (2011)