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A Timeline of Comic Art

Editor: Piero Scaruffi
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History of Comics


Yellow Kid (1896, Richard Outcault)
Katzenjammer Kids (1897, Rudolph Dirks)
Little Nemo (1905, Winsor Mccay)
Krazy Kat (1910, George Herriman)
Passionate Journey (1919, Frans Masereel)
Tim Tyler's Luck (1928, Lyman Young)
God's Man (1929, Lynd Ward)
Popeye (1929, Elzie Crisler Segar)
Buck Rogers (1929, Phil Nowlan & Dick Calkins)
Tintin (1929, Herge`)
Blondie (1930, Chic Young)
Mickey Mouse (1930, Walt Disney & Ub Iwerks)
Ogon Batto/ Golden Bat (1931, Suzuki Ichiro & Takeo Nagamatsu)
Dick Tracy (1931, Chester Gould)
Alley Oop (1933, Vincent Hamlin)
Brick Bradford (1933, Clarence Gray & William Ritt)
Flash Gordon (1934, Alex Raymond)
Li'l Abner (1934, Al Capp)
Tanku Tankuro (1934, Gajo Sakamoto)
Terry Lee (1934, Milton Caniff)
Secret Agent X-9 (1934, Dashiell Hammett & Alex Raymond)
Phantom (1936, Lee Falk & Ray Moore)
Prince Valiant (1937, Harold Foster)
Mandrake (1938, Lee Falk & Phil Davis)
Superman (1938, Jerome Siegel/Joe Shuster)
Batman (1939, Bill Finger/Bob Kane)
Spirit (1940, Will Eisner)
Pogo (1943, Walt Kelly)
Johnny Hazard (1944, Frank Robbins)
Rip Kirby (1946, Alex Raymond)
Sazae-san (1946, Machiko Hasegawa)
Lucky Luke (1946, Maurice De Bevere "Morris")
Shintakarajima (1947, Osamu Tezuka)
Steve Canyon (1947, Milton Caniff)
Tex Willer (1948, Gianluigi Bonelli/Galep)
Charlie Brown (1950, Charles Schulz)
Tetsuwan Atomu/ Astro Boy (1951, Osamu Tezuka)
Jeff Hawke (1955, Sidney Jordan)
Tetsujin 28go/ Iron Man No 28 (1956, Mitsuteru Yokoyama)
Our New Age (1957, Athelstan Spilhaus)
B.C. (1958, Johnny Hart)
Les Schtroumpfs (1958, Peyo)
Hakujaden/ The Tale of the White Serpent (1958, Taiji Yabushita)
Asterix (1959, Rene' Goscinny/Albert Uderzo)
Fritz The Cat (1959, Robert Crumb)
Fantastic Four (1961, Stan Lee/Jack Kirby)
Barbarella (1962, Jean-Claude Forest)
Spiderman (1962, Stan Lee/Steve Ditko)
Modesty Blaise (1962, Peter O'donnell/Jim Holdaway)
Diabolik (1962, Angela Giussani/Luciana Giussani)
Dr Strange (1963, Steve Ditko)
Eitoman/ 8 Man (1963, Kazumasa Hirai and Jiro Kuwata)
Cyborg 009 (1964, Shotaro Ishinomori)
Wizard Of Id (1964, Johnny Hart/Brant Parker)
Mafalda (1964, Quino)
Mr Natural (1965, Robert Crumb)
Valentina (1965, Guido Crepax)
Mahotsukai Sarii/ Little Witch Sally (1966, Matsuteru Yokoyama)
Jaianto Robo/ Giant Robot (1967, Mitsuteru Yokoyama)
Captain Klutz (1967, Don Martin)
Rupan Sansei (1967, Kazuhiko Kato)
Corto Maltese (1967, Hugo Pratt)
Valerian and Laureline (1967, Pierre Christin/ Jean-Claude Mezieres)
Soft City (1969, Hariton Pushwagner)
Doraemon (1969, Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko)
Conan (1970, Robert Howard)
Doonesbury (1970, Garry Trudeau)
Berusaiyu no Bara/ The Rose of Versailles (1971, Riyoko Ikeda)
Swamp Thing (1971, Len Wein/ Berni Wrightson)
Versaiku No Bara (1972, Riyoko Ikeda)
Demon (1972, Jack Kirby)
Kamandi (1972, Jack Kirby)
Mazinger Z (1972, Go Nagai)
Devilman (1972, Go Nagai)
Arzach (1974, Jean Giraud Moebius)
Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974, Isao Takahata)
Uchu Senkan Yamato/ Space Battleship Yamato (1974, Leiji Matsumoto)
Life in Hell (1977, Matt Groening)
Uru Sei Yatsura (1978, Rumiko Takehashi)
Daredevil (1979, Frank Miller)
Kido Senshi Gandamu/ Mobile Suit Gundam (1979, Yoshiyuki Tomino)
Far Side (1980, Gary Larson)
Dokuta Suranpu/ Dr Slump (1980, Akira Toriyama)
Maus (1980, Art Spiegelman)
Urusei Yatsura (1981, Rumiko Takahashi)
No Nausicaa (1982, Hayao Miyazaki)
Le Transperceneige (1982, Jacques Lob/ Benjamin Legrand/ Jean-Marc Rochette)
Akira (1984, Katsuhiro Otomo)
Androla in Labyrinth (1984, Shusei Nagaoka)
Megazone 23 (1985, Hiroyuki Hoshiyama)
Maus (1986, Art Spiegelman)
Watchmen (1986, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons)
Kokaku Kidotai/ Ghost in the Shell (1989, Masamune Shirow)
The Sandman (1989, Neil Gaiman)
Simpsons (1989, Matt Groening)
From Hell (1989, Alan Moore)
The Men in Black (1990, Lowell Cunningham/ Sandy Carruthers)
Gunnm/ Battle Angel Alita (1990, Yukito Kishiro)
Bishojo Senshi Seramun/ Sailor Moon (1991, Naoko Takeuchi)
Sin City ( Frank Miller, 1991)
Aruku Hito/ The Walking Man (1992, Jiro Taniguchi)
Hellboy (1993, Mike Mignola)
Jar of Fools (1994, Jason Lutes)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto)
Transmetropolitan (1997, Warren Ellis/ Darick Robertson)
One Piece (1997, Eiichiro Oda)
Kite (1998, Yasuomi Umetsu)
Clyde Fans (2000, Gregory "Seth" Gallant)
Mars et Avril (2002, Martin Villeneuve)
Death Note (2003, Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata)
Shingeki no Kyojin/ Attack on Titan (2009, Hajime Isayama)
Wilson (2010, Daniel Clowes)
Boku no Hiro Akademia/ My Hero Academia (2014, Kohei Horikoshi)
Berlin (2018, Jason Lutes)

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