|One of the pioneering giants of American comic strips, Frank King was born in Cashton, Wisconsin in 1883. He joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune in 1909, a newspaper which was known for aggressively developing comics to build circulation. Almost from the start of his career, King's cartoons were frequently featured on the front page of the Tribune. After creating a string of minor hits, he made his lasting mark 1919 by creating Gasoline Alley, which became one of the most widely syndicated and read strips in North America until King's death in 1969. He spent most of his life in Chicago and Florida.