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In the United States, The New York World owned by Joseph Pulitzer began publishing a comic series about a kid in a yellow nightshirt in 1895. This series known as the Yellow Kid became so popular that its creator was whisked away by New York Journ.

The following is a list of comic strips.Dates after names indicate the time frames when the strips appeared. There is usually a fair degree of accuracy about a start date, but because of rights being transferred or the very gradual loss of appeal of a particular .

Today, strips like "Zits" (1997) and "Non Sequitur" (2000), as well as classics like "Peanuts," continue to entertain newspaper readers. But newspaper circulations have declined precipitously since their peak in 1990, and comic sections have shrunken considerably or disappeared altogether.

A comic book is a bound collection of strips, each of which typically tells a single story or a gag (joke) in a few panels or else a segment of a continuous story. Most of the more popular newspaper comic strips eventually are collected over a varying period of time and published in book form.

Print. Pierre Couperie and Maurice C. Horn’s A History of the Comic Strip (French edition 1967, English translation 1968) is the best one-volume introduction to newspaper comics. It concentrates on American comics but also has shorter sections on French and Italian comics. It’s rather dated now, but sadly nothing as good has been published since then, and since the pre-World War II era is.