Looks like the very first comic is from Scotland and you guessed it, it's satire
The Glasgow Looking Glass, published in 1825, is thought to predate all other known modern comics.
It will take centre stage at the International Graphic Novel and International Bande Dessinee Society (IBDS) joint conference at Glasgow University this week.
The comic, which later became known as The Northern Looking Glass, casts a satirical eye over 19th century Scottish society, poking fun at the fashions and politics of the era. It is regarded as a predecessor of Punch and other popular satirical comics of the Victorian age.