created Little Orphan Annie for the Chicago Tribune. Gray's original
concept starred a boy named, Otto. (That's right, Little Orphan Otto!)
Thankfully, there were many strips featuring boys and none about a girl,
so Gray changed the protagonist's gender and name.
Comic strips in the 20's were very different from today's strips.
Dailies were printed in a much larger format and often only one
Sunday strip appeared on a newspaper page. Adventure strips ran
stories for many months and sometimes for more than a year!