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Mutt and Jeff is a long-running and widely popular American newspaper comic strip created by cartoonist Bud Fisher in about "two mismatched tinhorns". Historians regard Mutt and Jeff , originally titled A. Mutt , as the first American newspaper cartoon published as a strip of panels, as opposed to a single panel, making it the first "comic strip" to successfully pioneer that since-common format. Mutt and Jeff remained in syndication until , employing the talents of several cartoonists, chiefly Al Smith who drew the strip for nearly fifty years. Later it was also published as cartoons , films, pop culture merchandise and reprints. Harry Conway "Bud" Fisher was a sports cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle in the early s, a time when a newspaper cartoon was single panel. His innovation was to tell a cartoon gag in a sequence, or strip, of panels, creating the first American comic strip to successfully pioneer that since-common format.
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Comics are such a great way to encourage reading, writing and storytelling, and to work on all the skills needed to be a successful reader and writer. Plus they are loads of fun! Today I was writing dictated captions to an angry bird comic strip written by Noah aged four before I had even had breakfast! Making comics is perfect for a pre-writer like Noah as he can tell his story in pictures, making him feel confident and capable.
Dick Tracy is an American comic strip featuring Dick Tracy originally Plainclothes Tracy ,  a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould. The strip made its debut on October 14, , in the Detroit Mirror. Gould wrote and drew the strip until Dick Tracy has also been the hero in a number of films, notably one in which Warren Beatty played the crime fighter in Writer Tom De Haven praised Gould's Dick Tracy as "a weird, demented, and no kidding outrageously funny American Gothic ", while comics historian Brian Walker described Dick Tracy as a "ghoulishly entertaining creation" which had "gripping stories filled with violence and pathos".