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Topic - Dean Mullaney
'Percy Crosby's Skippy series is the funniest in the country.'
While I've never put together a collection of a particular comic strip, it would appear to be an enjoyable, albeit arduous, project. Everything, from the cover art to original illustrations to various interviews and book chapters, has to be meticulously edited, fact-checked and measured to scale.
For more than a century, a successful archetype in newspaper comics has been the child-focused strip. The honors list is exceedingly long and includes The Yellow Kid, The Katzenjammer Kids, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Buster Brown, Barnaby, Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes.
For many decades, Little Orphan Annie was regarded as one of the great American comic strips. Created by Harold Gray, its mop-top girl's spunky nature, perpetual curiosity and incredible adventures on the funny pages captivated adults and children alike. The strip's immense popularity helped spawn a radio program, movies, music and a long-running Broadway musical.