100 Years of N.Y. Daily News Sunday Funnies

The New York Daily News began in 1919 and it took about two years for The New York Sunday News to appear. After about another two years, on February 25, 1923, the paper began running a Sunday color comics supplement.

Here is the section from 100 years ago by way of newspapers.com

The Gumps by Sidney Smith

Winnie Winkle the Breadwinner by Martin Branner

Smitty by Walter Berndt (first Sunday Smitty)

Mamma’s Angel Child by Penny Ross (new series? reprints?)

The Teenie Weenies by William Donahey

Harold Teen by Carl Ed

Pigtails by Mildred Burleigh (first Sunday page)

Gasoline Alley by Frank King

These days the Sunday News comics section remains tabloid sized and in color. The eight pages have been reduced to five pages. But the Sunday comic supplement remains and after 100 years it continues to run Gasoline Alley (now by Jim Scancarelli and at half page size).

2 thoughts on “100 Years of N.Y. Daily News Sunday Funnies

  1. I grew up with Dick Tracy on the front page and Dondi on the back page. And read every single on in between.

Comments are closed.