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Mirrored center encircled by blue border and flanked by Andy Gump and his wife Min depicted in blue text over yellowed background.
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Andy Gump and his wife Min are comic strip characters envisioned by Chicago Tribune editor Joseph M. Patterson and developed and drawn by cartoonist Sidney Smith. Smith wrote The Gumps beginning in 1917. The Gumps depicted an ordinary family and its adventures. The strip became popular nationwide, spawning sheet music, toys, and animated cartoons. It was one of the first syndicated comic strips. In 1931, The Gumps became the first comic strip adapted into a radio show. Gus Edson took over writing the strip in late 1935, and it ceased publication in 1959.