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The Art of Comics at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:09pm -- Peter Fitzpatrick
Katsushika Hokusai was a japanese artist was considered a prodigy in the art of Manga. One of his books is a series of drawings of faces. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
The book Münchener Bilderbogen was created by German cartoonist Wilhelm Busch starting in 1848. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
This section named "The Ball and the Frogs" along with other books by Emil Reinicke were hand colored wood engravings that were printed into broadsheets. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
Choju Giga is a reproduction of the famous first scroll which was 1 foot high ad 36 feet long in an accordian book style as still the casewith most Japanese books. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
Imagined and realized by Mayhew and Cruikshank in 1849, The Tooth-Ache, in panorama format, provided a panorama of dental torture. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
Albert Guillaume published humorous drawings in many popular magazines in Paris during the late 1800's. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
This Tonalamati is a type of almanac that recounts the religious calendar made by the Aztecs and portions are also recounts of different deities of Aztec mythology. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
Emanuel Poire was a Russian/French cartoonist whose most famous work was drawing in sequence such as "Portrait of a landlord, or three months late." Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
Frans Masereel published many books that told stories with just images. This piece is from his first major work "My Book of Hours" published in 1919. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
Jackie Ormes, the first African American Woman cartoonist who is best remembered for her single panel cartoon "Patty Jo n' Ginger" that ran from 1945-1956. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News