October 21, 1946 – Basil Wolverton Gets Syndicated

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.

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Lena the Hyena

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.