Ware, an art student in Austin, Texas, at the time, was searching for comics that he could connect to personally. The upcoming seventh volume features strips published between and Used-car salesmen, flat tires, vehicular dings and dents—all were fresh comic material in those early days of mainstream car ownership. A scion of the conservative, family-owned Tribune media empire, Patterson had a populist streak that made him, politically, the black sheep of his family he voted, in , for the socialist Eugene V. Debs , and he wanted to feature characters that readers could relate to through stories rather than through gags.
List of comic strip characters
List of newspaper comic strips - Wikipedia
Nancy is an American comic strip , originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. The strip was originally called Fritzi Ritz , but over several years, the focus changed from ditzy Fritzi to her niece Nancy, who got her own Sunday topper strip starting October 3, The character of Nancy, a precocious eight-year-old, first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character. Larry Whittington began Fritzi Ritz in ,  and it was assumed by Bushmiller three years later.
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. Traditionally, throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, these have been published in newspapers and magazines , with horizontal strips printed in black-and-white in daily newspapers, while Sunday newspapers offered longer sequences in special color comics sections. With the development of the internet, they began to appear online as webcomics. There were more than different comic strips and daily cartoon panels in American newspapers alone each day for most of the 20th century, for a total of at least 7,, episodes. Strips are written and drawn by a comics artist or cartoonist.
The following is a list of comic strips. Dates after names indicate the time frames when the strips appeared. There is usually a fair degree of accuracy about a start date, but because of rights being transferred or the very gradual loss of appeal of a particular strip, the termination date is sometimes uncertain.