comic art by Livingston Hopkins

Livingston Hopkins, also known as Hop, was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio in 1846. Hopkins worked for the Daily Graphic, New York's first illustrated newspaper. For this newspaper, he made 'Professor Tigwissel's Burglar Alarm' on 11 September 1875. With 17 successive pictures that filled a full page, this was the first newspaper cartoon strip. Hopkins additionally worked for Puck Magazine before joining James Wales at The Judge in 1881.

In 1883, he moved to Sydney, Australia with his wife and three children to work for the Sydney Bulletin as a staff cartoonist. He stayed with this magazine for 30 years, becoming part-owner and getting very famous for his witty political cartoons. In 1904, a collection titled 'On the Hop' was published. Hopkins quit drawing for the Bulletin in 1913, by which time he had become a director. Hopkins pursued his many interests, including painting, violin making, gardening and bowling until his death in 1927.

After the Strike, by Livingston Hopkins

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