This sounds good — Stripped is a new film about the history of comic strips and their artists.
It’s been four years in the making and was funded by two Kickstarter campaigns. It traces the evolution of comics in America, from the age of engraving to the present.
I remember Fred the basset hound and Popeye from South Africa. Admittedly, I haven’t read much of them recently though. They seem to be a disappearing section of newspapers.