Newspaper comic strips debuted in North America in the later 19th century. The Yellow Kid is credited as the first and thankfully we have examples here! Slowly the the art form developed into what we now all recognize as a comic strip. Another strip we have in our collection is Gasoline Alley which appeared in and is still going strong. Making it one of longest running comic strips. Comic strips generally fall into two different categories: daily and Sunday.
Most of us are much more acquainted with losing than winning. Charles M. Schulz on Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown called Chuck by Peppermint Patty and sometimes referred to as Charles by Marcie is the central and main protagonist in the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M.
Before the X-Men movies and cartoons came along, most of the world still pronounced his name Zay-veer. Oh, for the good old days. Can you imagine characters like Professor X or The Watcher having hair? Anyway, with the upcoming movie to feature James McAvoy sporting the bald look for the first time, we decided to feature 10 of our favourite bald-headed comic characters. These are characters who are defined by their baldness, for whom the chrome dome is part of their iconic look.
No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of ability that would have allowed it to arrive on earlyth-century drugstore racks as glossy, fully formed vehicles for sophisticated entertainment. Rather, it took a steady progression over the course of more than 75 years for the form to fully understand, and then harness, its powers. When the first comics arrived on newsstands in the early s, they were a cynical attempt to put old wine in new bottles by reprinting popular newspaper comic strips. Cheaply printed and barely edited, those pamphlets were not what a critic at the time would have called high art.