Comic Book Day!

TODAY IS — Comic Book Day! The first comic, was drawn into existence in 1837 by Rodolphe Töpffer, featuring the character Obadiah Oldbuck. The first comic book was produced in 1933 and was cleverly titled the “Famous Funnies”—a collection of comic strips that had appeared in newspapers. While ‘comic’ usually implies funny, this was not always the case. The first comics were used as a medium to tell stories. Art Spiegelman made this case when he published “Maus”; a collection of comics depicting the pain and struggle of Spiegelman’s parents during the Holocaust. Today celebrates the artists and their creations, whether funny or historical, comics are enjoyed by many.