Some of the best comic strips ran years ago, with legendary cartoonists like Charles Schulz, Bill Watterson and Gary Larson leading the pack. Do you have a favorite? Take this quiz to see how much you know about old-school comic strips.
The first "Peanuts" comic strip was published on Oct. 2, 1950, when Charles Schulz was just 27 years old.
"The Far Side" ran for 14 years and appeared in more than 1,900 newspapers worldwide.
The "Garfield" comic strip, penned by cartoonist Jim Davis, debuted in 41 U.S. newspapers.
One year after the comic first appeared, Garfield was syndicated in 100 newspapers.
Bill Watterson's comic "Calvin and Hobbes" is one of the most popular in modern times.
Groening used "Life in Hell" as an outlet for his frustrations with life, love and work.
Bill Watterson, animator of "Calvin and Hobbes," keeps a very low profile with just one published photo.
That would be "Doonesbury," which is named for Mike Doonesbury.
Garfield, of course, loves lasagna.
The Red Baron (aka Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen) serves as the main antagonist for Snoopy's battles as the World War I Flying Ace.
In September 1973, at the height of the Watergate scandal, the Lincoln Journal became the first of many papers to move "Doonesbury" from the comic page to the editorial page.
"Pearls Before Swine" creator Stephan Pastis regularly goes out of his way to create controversy with his comic strip.
Watterson has no children and says Calvin reflects his struggles as an adult more than anything else.
"Nature's Way" launched Larson's career in cartoons and eventually led to "The Far Side."
Adams is behind the funny office-related comic strip "Dilbert."
"The Boondocks" was a daily syndicated comic strip written and originally drawn by Aaron McGruder that ran from 1996 to 2006.
In 1975 "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau became the first comic strip artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.
"Garfield" was the third comic to achieve this goal and once held the world record for most widely syndicated comic strip.
According to Groening they were "anthropomorphic rabbits and a pair of gay lovers."
The parents are never given names, because as creator Bill Watterson says, "they are important only as Calvin’s mom and dad."
After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, Charles Schulz decided to introduce Franklin in a multiday series that ran from July 29 to Aug. 2, 1968.
Cows took the spotlight in many famous "The Far Side" strips.
Garfield appeared in 1,800 newspapers worldwide and was called "the fastest-growing comic strip in history."
Walker has been publishing his comic about Sergeant Snorkel and Beetle since 1950!
In 1986 "Calvin and Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson became the youngest person to win the prestigious Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society. He won the award again in 1988 and was nominated in 1992.
The comic strip tackled the ultrasound-before-abortion debate raging in Texas and Virginia. Garry Trudeau said to not cover it would be "comedy malpractice."
Gary Larson produced 23 "The Far Side" books, all of which have been The New York Times best-sellers.
The final "Peanuts" strip was a simple piece with Snoopy sitting at his typewriter and included a retirement and thank you note from Schulz.
Groening released his last comic on June 15, but editors ran their choice of comics for four more weeks until the strip retired completely on July 13, 2012.
Garry Trudeau wrote and co-directed the animated film for NBC. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and received the special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival.