Museum of the Origins of Man



DRAWING OF HUMANIZED ANIMALS PRECEDING COMICS






Fig. F66) Animal kingdom.
Mammals.
Bats.
The Owl, the Bat, and the Sun from Aesop's fables.
(1887 Drawing).
Bats are the only mammals that fly. In this image they have been humanized by the artist in order to amuse children, something that became more and more frequent in comic books of the 20th century, especially in Disney's cartoons.

Fig. F67) Illustration showing humanized animals.
The Hare with many friends. One of Aesops' fables.
(1875 Drawing).






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