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 1918 and is still going strong. Making it one of longest running comic strips.
Comic strips generally fall into two different categories: daily and Sunday. The Sunday strips are normally in color, whereas the daily ones are predominately black and white.
Most are strips are syndicated, but there are a few which only appear in one newspaper.
Anyway, enough of the lecture, have a rummage around and see what goodies you can find.