Todd the Dinosaur written and drawn by Patrick Roberts, is an American gag-a-day comic strip about a 7 year old Tyrannosaurus attending elementary school. Being only second graders, his classmates accept Todd as they would anyone else. The strip first appeared in 2001 in The Oklahoman and is published by King Features Syndicate.It has also appeared in Record-Journal , Herald News and San Francisco Chronicle . It participated in the second Earth Day comic event of King Features. During one day, 37 of their creators used their comics to advance an environmental theme.
Todd: Todd is a 7-year-old, 12-foot-tall (3.7 m) Tyrannosaurus who lives with his friend Trent. He is known to have a "ravenous appetite" and will eat almost anything.
Trent: Trent Footbridge is a 27-year-old,easy-going guy who acts as Todd's "adopted" father, as he treats Todd more like a kid than a pet. He works at an insurance company.
Susie: Susie is Trent's girlfriend. She is 25 years old. She has been dating Trent for three years. She is patient and nurturing to Todd.
In a 2008 survey from The Oklahoman readers, Todd the Dinosaur finished 14th among the 33 comics of the journal. It is one of the comics which remains in the daily features section and in the Sunday Comics section.
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Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995. Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic", Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence, and academic and philosophical interest.
Mutt and Jeff is a long-running and widely popular American newspaper comic strip created by cartoonist Bud Fisher in 1907 about "two mismatched tinhorns". It is commonly regarded as the first daily comic strip. The concept of a newspaper strip featuring recurring characters in multiple panels on a six-day-a-week schedule had previously been pioneered through the short-lived A. Piker Clerk by Clare Briggs, but it was Mutt and Jeff as the first successful daily comic strip that staked out the direction of the future trend.
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The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is a research library of American cartoons and comic art affiliated with the Ohio State University library system in Columbus, Ohio. Formerly known as the Cartoon Research Library and the Cartoon Library & Museum, it holds the world's largest and most comprehensive academic research facility documenting and displaying original and printed comic strips, editorial cartoons, and cartoon art. The museum is named after the Ohio cartoonist Billy Ireland.
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Editors Press Service (EPS) was a print syndication service of columns and comic strips that was in operation from 1933 to 2010. It was notable for being the first U.S. company to actively syndicate material internationally. Despite surviving for more than seven decades, EPS was never a large operation, characterized by comic strip historian Allan Holtz as a "hole-in-the-wall outfit."
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