Skippy (1925 – 1944) by Percy L. Crosby Originally a series in the cartoon magazine “Life,” it was well received enough to move to King Features in 1925. Skippy was a curious little boy always getting into and out of trouble, playing ball with friends and generally doing the things kids do. The strip also had a quiet, cerebral side to it. Crosby’s Skippy is said to have influenced young Charles M. Schulz. Two hit movies based on Skippy starring Jackie Cooper appeared in the 1930s.