Grin and Bear It is a former daily comic panel created by George Lichtenstein under the pen name George Lichty. Lichty created Grin and Bear it in 1932 and it ran 83 years until 2015, making it the 10th-longest-running comic strip in American history. Frequent subjects included computers, excessive capitalism and Soviet bureaucracy. Situations in his cartoons often took place in the offices of commissars, or the showrooms of \“Belchfire\” dealers with enormous cars in the background. His series \“Is Party Line, Comrade!\” skewered Soviet bureaucrats, always wearing a five-pointed star medal with the label \“Hero\”.