March 1, 2016

The First Comic Strip

The first multi-panel comic strip was "A Rake's Progress," published by William Hogarth in 1734. The series depicts the rise and fall of the foolish young man who inherits and squanders his father's fortune.
Panel 1: The Young Heir Takes Possession of the Miser's Effects
Panel 2: Surrounded by Artists and Professors
Panel 3: The Tavern Scene
Panel 4: Arrested for Debt
Panel 5: Married to an Old Maid
Panel 6: Scene in a Gaming House
Panel 7: The Prison Scene
Panel 8: In the Madhouse

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