Ramón Escaler was a notable Spanish artist from the late 19th Century. His work appeared among others in La Semana Cómica and La Velada. He was an innovator of the genre, as can be seen in the two panels shown on this page. In the childlike panel he created for La Semana Cómica on 4 April 1892, one can see the use of text balloons in his images. In his comic page for the La Velada issue of 17 July 1893, he describes the way a drawing is built by using hinges.