Frank Godwin’s Connie (1927-1944) is one of my favorite exemplars of comic-strip draughtmanship; his staging, costuming, and linework are among the greatest of the era, and contain far more energy and are in much greater sympathy with the spirit of the age than the brontosauric classicists beloved of hero-comic fans like Hal Foster or Alex Raymond.

But it features a girl as a heroine (and isn’t a conservative tract like Little Orphan Annie), so it was largely ignored.