Comics – Serierna 100 År

Comics – Serierna 100 År (which translates to Comics – The Series 100 Years) is a book published by Semic Press AB in Sweden in 1996. The book is by Swedish co-authors Sture Hegerfors (writer, journalist and illustrator) and Lasse Åberg (graphic designer, filmmaker and visual artist).

Comics – Serierna 100 År is a tribute publication to the history of comics and the development of the cartoon genre though the ages as created by a large variety of authors and illustrators. The book also analyzes comics’ relationship with associated cultural forms such as film, visual arts and literature, and shows examples of comic history’s greatest masterpieces and characters.

The large amount of characters and their creators found in the book include:

  • Peanuts by Charles Monroe Schulz
  • Asterix by René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo
  • BC by Johnny Hart
  • Blondie by Chic Young
  • Ernie by Bud Grace
  • The Katzenjammer Kids by Rudolph Dirks
  • The Phantom by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy
  • Freak Out Funnies by Robert Crumb
  • Gaston of Franquin
  • Itzy and Bitzy by Robert Crumb
  • Donald Duck by Carl Barks
  • Donald and Hobbit by Bill Watterson
  • Karl-Alfred by EC Segar
  • The Crunch by Mort Walker
  • Knoll and Tott by Rudolph Dirks
  • Krazy Kat by George Herriman
  • Little Nemo in Slumberland by Windsor McCay
  • Lucky Luke by Morris
  • Modesty Blaise by Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway
  • Spiked and Rubbed by Rudolph Dirks
  • Prince Valiant by Hal Foster
  • The Snob by Charles M Schulz
  • Popeye by E.C. Segar
  • Spirit by Will Eisner
  • Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
  • Tintin by Hergé
  • Modesty Blaise by Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway

As noted above, Phantom creator Lee Falk and illustrator Wilson McCoy are featured in Comics – Serierna 100 År. The hardcover book is printed mainly in color, with black and white pages also found, made up of 188 pages measuring 22cm x 29.5cm, rich in text, photos and illustrations. The front and back cover can be seen below, with the character ‘The Yellow Kid’ featured, created by Richard F. Outcault in 1895.

The page within the book to feature the Phantom creator Lee Falk can be seen below. On the opposite page, a Fantomen comic strip is published, illustrated by Wilson McCoy.

Comics – Serierna 100 År was translated and published in Denmark and Norway.

Comics – 100 År Med Tegneserier was published by Carlsen Comics in Denmark in 1996. The hardcover book contains 192 pages and measures 22cm x 29.5cm.

Tegneserien 100 År was published by Bonnier Publications/Semic AS in Norway in 1996. The hardcover book contains 179 pages and measures 22cm x 29.5cm.