Genre: humor

Created in: 1922

Daily and Sunday Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate newspaper strip by Walter Berndt about an office boy. It ran from November 29, 1922, to 1974 and brought Berndt a Reuben Award in 1969.

The strip featured young office boy Smitty, his six-year-old brother Herby, his girlfriend Ginny and his dog Scraps. Other characters were Smitty's boss, Mr. Bailey, and the Indian guide, Little Moose. As the strip progressed, the teenage Smitty aged to young adulthood (approximately 13 to 23) and eventually got married.

Cupples & Leon published several Smitty collections in the late 1920s and early 1930s. From the late 1930s to the late 1940s it was a regular feature in Dell/Western anthologies Popular Comics and Super Comics and appeared several times in Dell's Four Color. In 1948 Dell gave Smithy his own title, but it folded after seven issues.

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