1920s in comics

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This is a timeline of significant events in comics in the 1920s.

1920[edit]

1921[edit]

1922[edit]

1923[edit]

  • March 15: Percy Crosby's Skippy makes its debut.
  • May 22: Sol Hess and Wallace Carlson's The Nebbs makes its debut. [20] [21]
  • June 19: Frank Willard and Ferd Johnson's Moon Mullins makes its debut. It will until 2 June 1991.
  • August 1: Otto Messmer adapts the animated cartoon character Felix the Cat into a comic strip.[22]
  • September 16: Syd Nicholls's Fatty Finn makes its debut. It will run until July 1977.
  • December 8: The first issue of Jungle Jinks magazine is published. It will last a mere two years. [23] [24]
  • The Scottish comics magazine The Vanguard makes its debut. It will run until 1926.
  • Dutch cartoonist Ton van Tast creates his comic strip De Daverende Dingen Dezer Dagen for the Dutch satirical magazine Paljas. It will run from 1923 until 1948.[25]
  • The first episode of Lee W. Stanley's The Old Home Town is published, which will run until 1944. [26]
  • Bjarne Restan's Per og Peik i Sukkerlandet makes its debut. [27]

1924[edit]

1925[edit]

1926[edit]

1927[edit]

1928[edit]

1929[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

April[edit]

July[edit]

October[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Jan Lunde's Dimpen og Dumpen makes its debut. [66]

Deaths[edit]

1920[edit]

  • November 5: Henri de Sta, French illustrator and cartoonist (Toby le Giraffe), dies at age 74.[67]

1923[edit]

  • March 27: Kate J. Fricero, French illustrator and comics artist (Les Distractions de Mlle Nini), dies at age 45. [68]
  • November 24: Myer Marcus, aka Billy Liverpool, American comics artist (Percy Vere, Doubting Thomas, Big Scalper), dies at age 55. [69]
  • December 13: Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Swiss-French illustrator, painter, poster and comics artist (made various text comics and pantomime comics for several magazines), passed away at age 64.[70]

1924[edit]

  • July 8: Walter R. Allman, American comics artist (The Doings of The Duffs), passes away at age 40.[71]
  • July 11: Jules Depaquit, French caricaturist, cartoonist, poet, playwright, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 54. [72]
  • July 24: Palmer Cox, Canadian illustrator and comics artist (The Brownies), dies at age 84.[73]

1925[edit]

  • March 19: Firmin Bouisset, French illustrator, lithographer, poster designer and comics artist, dies at age 65. [74]
  • July 7: Lothar Meggendorfer, German illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 77. [75]
  • October 5: Fritz Gareis jr., Austrian caricaturist and comics artist (Bilderbogen des kleinen Lebens), dies at age 62. [76]

1926[edit]

  • February 4: Adolphe Willette, French illustrator, painter, caricaturist and comics artist (made several one-shot text comics and pantomime comics), dies at age 68.[77]
  • May 24: Clarence Rigby, American comics artist (Toyland, The Wooden Babes, Bruno and Pietro, Little Ah Sid, Inquisitive Clarence, Adventures of a Pair of Jacks, Professor Blackart), dies at age 60. [78]
  • August 7: T. S. Sullivant, American illustrator and comics artist, passes away at age 71.[79]
  • October 11: Albert Robida, French comics artist, illustrator, caricaturist, novelist and journalist (Le Vingtième Siècle, La Guerre au vingtième siècle and Le Vingtième siècle. La vie électrique), passes away at age 78.[80]
  • November 16: Karel Klíč, Czech illustrator, painter, photo engraver, lithographer and comics artist (Die Friedensverhandlungen), passes away at age 85.[81]
  • December 1: Draner, Belgian caricaturist, comics artist and costume designer (made text comics for Le Charivari), dies at age 93.[82]

1927[edit]

  • August 21: Livingston Hopkins, American-Australian cartoonist and comics artist (Professor Tigwissel's Burglar Alarm), dies at age 81.[83]

1928[edit]

  • June 22: Arthur Burdett Frost, American illustrator, painter, graphic artist and comics writer and artist (Stuff and Nonsense), dies at age 77.[84]
  • September 25: Richard F. Outcault, American comics artist (The Yellow Kid, Buster Brown), dies at the age of 65.[12]
  • October 10: Ed Carey, American comics artist (Brainy Bowers and Drowsy Duggan, Simon Simple, Professor Hypnotiser), dies at age 66 or 67 from a cerebral hemorrhage.[85]

1929[edit]

  • January 18: Charles Jay Taylor, American comics artist (Mr. Firstlove), dies at age 83.[86]
  • May 2: Tad Dorgan, American comics artist (Indoor Sports, Judge Rummy), dies at age 52.[87]
  • July 11: Willem van der Nat, Dutch illustrator, sculptor and comics artist, passes away at age 54. [88]
  • August 9: Heinrich Zille, German illustrator, caricaturist, photographer, cartoonist and comics artist (Vadding), dies at age 71.[89]
  • November 18: Victor Schramm, Romanian comics artist (Karl and Fritz), dies at age 64. [90]

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