Back in 1995, The Library of Congress hosted an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the American newspaper comic strip. I never got to see the thing as I live on the other coast, but I did make sure to grab this nifty little commemorative booklet.
There's a lot of great reproductions, informed (if brief) articles and nice history in this little 24 pager, so I'll post it in parts over the next 3 Sundays to give you kids plenty of time to drink it ALL up. This week we've an introduction by Mort Walker and then snippets focusing on "The Birth of 'The Yellow Kid'" and family strips like "Blondie", "For Better or For Worse", "Gasoline Alley", "Snookums" and "Li'l Abner".
Enjoy your Sunday, eat a BIG bowl of cereal and feed your eyes and head with some classic 4 color art.
Talk to you soon.