Newspaper comic strips were very popular starting in the early 1900’s. They helped sell newspapers nationwide. In fact, the first comic books created were reprints of the daily and Sunday newspaper comics’ features…
The characters and their creators were stars in their own time. Movies, serials, books and toys grew out of this unique and creative foundation. The writers and artists who had syndicated newspaper strips around the nation were celebrities. Two unique art forms were born out of American popular culture: jazz and comic strips! This exhibit pays tribute to the art of the comic strip.
Location: The Society of Illustrators, Manhattan
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