Childrens Lit1 Comics 2008

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Lecture on comics to a children's literature paper at Auckland University.

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Childrens Lit1 Comics 2008

  1. 4. “ The comics erode the most fundamental habits of humane, civilised living… and they erode them in the most vulnerable element of our society, our children… “ If we ban the comics we are reducing the chances of war and preventing the further perversion of the world’s children.” Bill Pearson letter to Landfall (March, 1955)
  2. 5. “ There will be no attempt to give them serious consideration on aesthetic grounds, because they are simply not worth it.” Margaret Dalziel ‘ The Comics in New Zealand,’ Landfall (March, 1955)
  3. 7. Rodolphe Töpffer (Switzerland, 1799-1846), Histoire de M. Jabot (1833)
  4. 8. Rodolphe Töpffer, L’Histoire d’Albert (1845)
  5. 10. R. F. Outcault (USA, 1863-1928), The Yellow Kid (1895-8)
  6. 11. Wilhelm Busch (Germany, 1832-1908), Max und Moritz (1865)
  7. 13. Rudolph Dirks & Harold Knerr, The Katzenjammer Kids (1897-)
  8. 14. Winsor McCay (USA, 1867-1934), Little Nemo in Slumberland (1905-1914)
  9. 15. W. McCay, Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
  10. 16. George Herriman (USA, 1880-1944), Krazy Kat (1913-1944)
  11. 19. Roy Crane (USA, 1901-1977), Wash Tubbs & Captain Easy (1924-1933)
  12. 20. Milton Caniff (USA, 1907-1988), Terry and the Pirates (1934-1946), 17 October 1943
  13. 25. Charles Schulz (USA, 1922-2000), Peanuts (1950-2000)
  14. 35. Art by Harvey Kurtzman
  15. 40. Harvey Kurtzman (wr.) and Will Elder (art), ‘Starchie,’ Mad (1954)
  16. 42. “ After Mad, drugs were nothing.” Patti Smith
  17. 43. “ Comics were our booze.” Jules Feiffer
  18. 46. Seduction of the Innocent by Dr. Frederic Wertham (1954)
  19. 63. Akira Toriyama (Japan, 1955-), Dragonball (1984-1995)
  20. 65. CLAMP, Cardcaptor Sakura
  21. 66. Shojo Shonen
  22. 67. Rumiko Takahashi (Japan, 1957-), Ranma 1/2
  23. 68. Crayon Shin-Chan (1992-) by Yoshito Usui
  24. 72. Junko Mizuno (Japan, 1973-)

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