Boots and Her Buddies was created by Edgar Martin and launched as a Newspaper Enterprise Association daily on Monday, February 18, 1924.
When we meet Boots (AKA "Sweetheart of the Comics", "Everybody's Sweetheart" or "Sweetheart of America") she is attending an undisclosed college, and the buddies of the title are various amorous beaus who vie for her attention.
It took quite a while before Edgar ("Abe") Martin allowed Boots to graduate, and over twenty years for her to eventually marry the successful suitor Rod Ruggles, with whom she has a son Davey Ruggles.
Although she never made it in the movies, Boots did manage a comic book run, and also appeared in "Boots and the Mystery of the Unlucky Vase", a war time book written and illustrated by Martin in 1943.
The daily strip would run until 1960. But Boots still continued in the Sunday Strip, that was launched 1926 and finally finished her run October 6, 1968.