Charles Jackson, also known as Chic Jackson, was a cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star. It was for this paper that he created his family comic 'Roger Bean', which started on 22 April 1913. It was one of the first comics in its genre, and also one of the first to feature aging characters and story continuity. The popularlity of the strip in the Star led to syndication in the Midwest through the Laura Leonard Newspaper Service, and from 1925 through the George Matthew Adams Service, who syndicated the strip to larger national newspapers. The strip ran until the creator's death in 1934, and has been collected in eight books of collected strips.