Twitter led me to this bold claim… that this is the oldest comic.
Can you think of older ones? I’m not counting hieroglyphics for Scott McCloud’s reason – that they’re not really pictures, but words. I’m not sure I 100% agree with that, but trying to work to a narrow definition as a starting point.
I’m also not counting “silent” comics (cave paintings, for example).
I’m looking for the earliest word-and-image, caption/speech and panel style art narratives.
Historians of comics… any suggestions? I have a hunch that there’s probably some Roman stuff – maybe scrawled on a wall somewhere, even if it’s just a one “panel” comic. But I’m particularly interested in anything you can turn up that’s multiple “panels”, words plus images.
More for curiosity’s sake than anything else. A spirit of enquiry mixed with proving-someone-wrong-on-the-internet-pettiness.