Author

Rodolphe Töpffer cover

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Rodolphe Töpffer

Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricature artist (1799-1846)

1799   -   1846

country of citizenship: Republic of Geneva, Switzerland
language of expression: French
occupation: writer, painter, comics artist, politician, teacher, illustrator, university teacher

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Rodolphe Töpffer ( TOP-fər, French: [ʁɔdɔlf tœpfɛʁ]; 31 January or 1 February 1799 – 8 June 1846) was a Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist. He is best known for his illustrated books (littérature en estampes, "graphic literature"), which are possibly the earliest European comics. He is known as the father of comic strips and has been credited as the "first comics artist in history."Paris-educated, Töpffer worked as a schoolteacher and ran a boarding school, where he entertained students with his caricatures. In 1837, he published Histoire de M. Vieux Bois (published in the United States in 1842 as The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck). Each page of the book had one to six captioned cartoon panels, much like modern comics. Töpffer published several more of these books, and wrote theoretical essays on the form.
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Mijnheer Prikkebeen

stripverhaal van Johan Jacob Anthony, naar Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

Monsieur Trictrac

comic book album by Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

Essai de physiognomonie

premier ouvrage théorique sur la bande dessinée écrit par Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

1845

Docteur Festus

comic book album by Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

Histoire de monsieur Jabot

comic book album by Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

1933

Histoire de monsieur Crépin

comic book album by Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

1937

Monsieur Pencil

comic book album by Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

Histoire de M. Vieux Bois

comic book album by Rodolphe Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer

Voyages et aventures du docteur Festus

roman humoristique illustré par Töpffer

author: Rodolphe Töpffer
illustrator: Rodolphe Töpffer

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