Cartoonist Basil Wolverton spent the better part of his career creating ideas in an attempt to get a nationally syndicated comic strip running in newspapers. On October 21, 1946 he succeeded.
But only for that one day, and only for one panel.
As detailed in Brain Bats of Venus: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton, Vol. 2
the publicity of Lena would lead to a successful career phase as a caricaturist.