Tag: The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck

Reading “The City” by Masereel was a nice way to start the class. I liked easing into things by looking at each picture, though I did find myself searching for some sort of story line and felt a little disconnected from the work because of its apparent lack of one. As an English major, I automatically look for that connection,… Read more →

Obadiah Oldbuck, The Picaresque, and Harley Quinn

In recent years, The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck has overtaken The Yellow Kid as the first American comic book. It was originally published in Switzerland in the 1820s by Rodolphe Topffer and translated into English and published in the United States in 1842. Some might even consider it a “graphic novel” as it contains a sequential story about the misadventures of the titular protagonist… Read more →

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