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Contributed by The Library of American Comics' edition of Polly and Her Pals Cliff Sterrett, a resident of Alexandria in the 1890s and early 1900s, is pictured with two of his comic strip characters.

Alexandria cartoonist has made his mark

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He started as a doodler, but ended up drawing a spot for Alexandria on the artistic map of fame.

Few residents may know that Alexandria was once home to a famous cartoonist. Cliff Sterrett, the artist/author of several comic strips, including the long-running Polly and Her Pals, spent his formative years in Alexandria, penciling his way into the town's history and its residents' hearts.

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