Comic strip - The first half of the 20th century: the evolution of the form: The modern newspaper strip was born in the heat of rivalry between giants of the American press. Lard's World Peace Tips. by Keith Tutt and Daniel Saunders Subscribers: 'Lard's World Peace Tips' is a unique new comic strip about a small grey man with a mission to create world peace. Retail is a comic strip about the daily events at the fictitious Grumbel’s department store. The humor of it plays out through the day-to-day trials and triumphs of store employees and the many different customers they encounter.