Things to know about comic history (Part 1)

As we all know, comics are now a very popular form of entertainment and are loved by many people, but in order to be like today, comics also have to go through many ups and downs, from the day they were formed to the stages.

Comic history has also been associated with a part of world history, creating no small changes in human perception and contributing to the economic development of many countries.

You have been, and will be, intending to study comic drawing and cherish your dream of a manga artist. In order to pursue your dream of being a manga artist, you need to know about its history. So, what do you already know? Maybe you know it all, maybe you don’t know anything, maybe you just know halfway. It’s okay, because the next section you read will help you understand the history of the creation and development of some famous comic book platforms in the world.

Comic started in the late 19th century, early 20th century and continues to grow to this day. Rodolphe Töpffer, a Swiss painter who is considered to be Comic’s father, wrote a 30-page storybook with 6 frames per page, which then took the appearance of a comic book. great. At the beginning of the 20th century, Comic was framed and the dialogue in a bubble was printed on the newspaper in the form of a comic strip. Their topics and content are mainly for entertaining readers. These short comics were later selected and printed into volumes, this is the premise for the long-term comic book form to be formed and developed. The content of humorous topics has gradually been replaced by many different themes and Comic is divided into many genres.

At the beginning, Comic was seen as a form of low-level entertainment. However, over time Comic has been recognized in terms of art and ranked on par with other types of art. France and Belgium are the two countries with the most developed Comic industry in Europe, until today these two countries are often grouped together when it comes to Comic. During the early 20th century, Comic was very popular and became familiar to readers from both countries. Immediately after World War I, Hergé – a Belgian Comic painter – was born: The Adventures of Tintin (Les Adventures de Tintin).