|1865||Alice's Adventures in Wonderland||Lewis Carroll|
|1867||Through the Looking-Glass||Lewis Carroll|
|1900||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz||L. Frank Baum|
|1901||The Tale of Peter Rabbit||Beatrix Potter|
|1926||Winnie the Pooh||A.A. Milne|
|1937||And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street||Dr. Seuss (first book)|
|1942||Little Golden Book (series)||various|
|1947||Goodnight Moon||Margaret Wise Brown|
|1950||The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||C.S. Lewis|
|1952||Charlotte's Web||E.B. White|
|1957||The Cat in the Hat||Dr. Seuss|
|1957||A Bear Called Paddington||Michael Bond|
|1961||James and the Giant Peach||Roald Dahl|
|1963||Where the Wild Things Are||Maurice Sendak|
French Charles Perrault's "Contes de ma mère l'oye" (1697).
German Grimm Brothers' "Fairy Tales" (1812-1815).
Danish Hans Christian Andersen with stories like e.g. "The Princess and the Pea" (1835), "The Emperor's New Clothes" (1837), "The Ugly Duckling" (1843).
Illustration became more important like in German physician Heinrich Hoffmann's "Struwwelpeter" (1845).
Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), German painter and poet, best known for his drawings (e.g. Max und Moritz), which were accompanied by wise, satiric rhymes. His Bilderbogen (pictorial broadsheets) can be considered precursors of the comic strip.
There are the Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz with Snoopy in roles like:Joe Cool
WW I Flying Ace against the Red Baron
There is also the world created around The Simpsons by Matt Groening
You can see it in The Simpsons Archive, like:
Homer Simpson's 'annoyed grunt': D'oh!
Krusty the Klown
Itchy & Scratchy
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