Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Location of death: Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck
Progenitor of the modern comic strip; praised by Goethe for his caricatures. Author of the first comic strip published in America, Les Amours de Mr. Vieux Bois (1827, rev. 1837), translated (without his permission) as The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck (14-Sep-1842) and published (without his permission) as a supplement to the humor magazine Brother Jonathan.
"Je me cache pour dessiner. Je vais dans ma cave pour composer mes drôleries."
Father: Wolfgang-Adam Töpffer (drawing instructor of Princess Josephine of France)
Appears in articles:
Töpffer in America, Comic Art, DETAILS: Summer 2003
Rodolphe Töpffer, McSweeney's, DETAILS: Issue 13, 2004
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