Brown, Jones and Robinson, by Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle was a British watercolorist and illustrator. From the age of nineteen he was a regular contributor to magazine Punch, designing the original cover and remaining on the staff until 1850. On the last two pages of the magazine, he started a sequential story, called 'Brown, Jones and Robinson. The comic was in fact a travelogue from a trip through Germany and Switzerland. Unfortunately, the anti-catholic stance forced the catholic Doyle to leave the magazine. He continued the narrative though, and he published this in a large book in 1854. Although the book was more illustrative then pure comic, it could be regarded as the first English graphic novel.

Brown, Jones and Robinson, by Richard Doyle

Brown, Jones and Robinson, by Richard Doyle

Last updated: 2006-12-21

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