For decades, children and adults alike have loved to read the newspaper. Some read it in order to get caught up on the most recent events. Others read it to find out the latest news about their favorite sports teams. Still others read it for an entirely different reason: the comic strips.

Comics have virtually always been an important part of newspapers. They have made people laugh and cheered them up on their worst days. For decades, they have provided a constant source of good-natured, light-hearted entertainment for people of all ages. Because of their high entertainment quality, they have been around for years. Some of the older comic strips are still incredibly well-known. Here are a few of them.