More pandemic comics:
While not everyone seems to agree, some commentators now argue that Richard F. Outcault’s “the Yellow Kid,” whose strip originated in the 19th century, was a symbol of the “Yellow Fever”, which would make this not only the first comic strip in the world, but also the first comic strip to deal with the effects of a pandemic.
Whether or not this is true, it was a beautifully drawn depiction of 19th century urban life, focusing on a poor, close-knit community, certainly dark and poignant at times, as this example shows.
We will publish one “Yellow Kid” comic a week, till we run out, or till the pandemic is over.
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