This is an alphabetically ordered list of comic strip characters. See also comic strip and comic book. List of comic strip characters Article Additional Info. While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules, there may be some discrepancies. Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions. Facebook Twitter.
Before we get to Ms. An example of the strip from around In , The Gumps cartoonist Sidney Smith famously signed a year, one million-dollar contract. In he would sign an even more lucrative contract, but on his way home from the signing he would die in a car accident. Parker also bemoaned the likes of Little Orphan Annie and the gang from Gasoline Alley, where everyday hijinks were replaced by melodrama:.
In the early 20th century, when the US newspaper comics market was in its infancy, William Randolph Hearst brought the artist Nell Brinkley over from the competing Denver Post , and although not doing comics herself, her romantic and glamorous imagery became an inspiration to a generation of female comics artists. Another style popular around the time was cute comics with doll-like round-cheeked children. In , Rose O'Neill created The Kewpies , a series continuing for decades and widely used in various marketing purposes.