The Kin-der-kids (15-07-1906)
Lyonel Feiniger was a wellknown Expressionist and Cubist painter, who also had an interesting career in comics. The son of two professional musicians, New York City born Feininger was sent to Germany to study music in 1886. He was more interested in art, however, and attended the Berlin Art Academy and the Colarossi Academy in Paris. He started his career as a cartoonist in 1894, working for a number of German, French and American magazines, including Harper's Round Table, Harper's Young People, Humoristische Blätter, Lustige Blätter, Das Narrenschiff, Berliner Tageblatt and Ulk.
In 1906, he created 'The Kin-der-Kids' and 'Wee Willie Winkie's World' for the Chicago Tribune. Due to a dispute with his publishers, Feininger left these strips after a few months and went on with his career as a celebrated painter and artist. He lived in Europe, teaching art at the famous Bauhaus school among other places, until 1937. In the later years of his life, Feininger expressed the desire to finish his comic strips, but he never did.