On this day in 1799, Swiss artist and author Rudolph Topffer was born. He is considered by many to be the first modern comic creator. His first “comic” was a story illustrated with a series of pictures – duh! Why hadn’t anyone thought of that before? Anyhow, it’s a good thing Topffer did, as he made This Day in Arf History possible. Here’s a page from his first such publication, Histoire de M. Vieux Bois (The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck in English).
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)