Comic strips have been in newspapers since 1896. The first comic strip was called the Yellow Kid, and was about a poor city boy who wore a baggy yellow smock. Comics were put in the newspaper to help increase sales of the paper.
When comics first started they were always funny, so a lot of people call the comics "The Funnies" or "The Funny Pages."
People who write comic strips have to think about ideas all the time. They can watch their pets or children, and see what funny things they do. Or they might remember things that happened to them when they were little. Some of the most famous comics are about every day kind of things!
Here are some basic steps to follow if you want to make your own comic strip!
Here is a comic from a joke!
If you want to learn even more about making comics, here’s a great site to visit: