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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)
Tim Tyler's Luck (1928, Lyman Young)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Conan (1970, Robert Howard)
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)
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)
Maus (1980, Art Spiegelman)
Urusei Yatsura (1981, Rumiko Takahashi)
No Nausicaa (1982, Hayao Miyazaki)
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)
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)
Bishojo Senshi Seramun/ Sailor Moon (1991, Naoko Takeuchi)
Sin City ( Frank Miller, 1991)
Aruku Hito/ The Walking Man (1992, Jiro Taniguchi)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto)
Transmetropolitan (1997, Warren Ellis/ Darick Robertson)
Kite (1998, Yasuomi Umetsu)
Mars et Avril (2002, Martin Villeneuve)
Shingeki no Kyojin/ Attack on Titan (2009, Hajime Isayama)
Wilson (2010, Daniel Clowes)

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