William Hogarth

November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764

William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, Social Critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western Sequential Art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian".