Herr Piepmeyer, by Adolf Schrödter

Adolf Schrödter studied fine arts in Berlin beginning in 1820. In the following decade, he described everyday life in Berlin in two series of lithographies, titled 'Berliner Volksszenen' and 'Charakteristische Fuhrwerke'. In 1848, Schrödter created the character 'Herr Piepmeyer' for another series of lithographies. The storylines were written by German novelist Johann Hermann Detmold. With this character, which had quite a resemblance to Nadar's 'Monsieur Réac', Schrodter became one of the pioneers of German comics. He used the narrative techniques of the time, writing satirical lines under his artwork, which turned 'Herr Piepmeyer' into one of Germany's first comics.

comic art by Adolf Schrödter

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