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World’s first comic book from Glasgow in spotlight

An illustration from the Glasgow Looking Glass which poked fun at the fashions and politics of the early 19th century. The publication is seen as the worlds first comic book. Picture: University of Glasgow/PA

An illustration from the Glasgow Looking Glass which poked fun at the fashions and politics of the early 19th century. The publication is seen as the worlds first comic book. Picture: University of Glasgow/PA

  • by TRISTAN STEWART-ROBERTSON
 

FIRST published in 1825, it helped spawn everything from Our Wullie’s bucket to Batman’s cape and cowl.

 

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