Travelin Hans Makes His Debut As A Motorist, by Karl Pommerhanz (1906)

Born in Bohemia, Karl Pommerhanz is one of the early German comics artists of the Munich school, that published in Fliegende Blätter. He worked for this periodical from 1886. Earlier, he worked in Prague as a painter (1878-1886). In 1906, he moved to the United States, where he worked on the Sunday supplement of the Chicago Tribune.

comic art by Karl Pommerhanz (1916)
comic art by Karl Pommerhanz (1916)

Art by Pommerhanz

Series and books by Karl Pommerhanz in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


Since 1999, Lambiek presents the Comiclopedia as a free service to comic fans from all over the world. The database has expanded to over 12,000 biographies of international comic artists, and also has an extensive Dutch section about comics in the Netherlands.
For 15 years, the site was funded from the resources of our Amsterdam-based shop. However, the current economical circumstances make it difficult for us to maintain this service. At the moment the Comiclopedia's sole editor works for us free of charge, aided by a couple of (international) volunteers.

If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.