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Old 04-14-2015, 07:10 PM   #1
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Your favorite comic strip? (don't wait for ER)

After I retired I got into the comic strips a bit. Now I really like Snoopy. One of my favorites is Sherman's Lagoon but it's only in our local paper on Sunday's now.

So here is a full collection and one doesn't need the local papers:
March 8, 2015 | Sherman's Lagoon

There are several others at the bottom of this page's link, Comic Kingdom.
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#1 Dilbert
#2 Pearls Before Swine
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Used to like Dilbert, but I don't read newspapers anymore, so I tend not to see any comics. DD buys me a Dilbert daily calendar every birthday. That's about it.

Edit: I forgot, I occasionally go through binges of xkcd.
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My all time favorites were:
Peanuts
Bloom County
Pogo
It's been a long time since Pogo was around but it was excellent. I very seldom read newspapers anymore but when I do I'll look at Dilbert and Mallard Fillmore.
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No newspapers near so I get all my cartoons online.

1) Mutts - Cats and there might be a dog in it.
2) Dilbert - to send to the people still stuck in Megacorpland.
3) Peanuts - Yes, repeats but still funny to me.
4) Ditto Calvin and Hobbes repeats.
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#2 Pearls Before Swine
At first I couldn't read Pearls Before Swine because the artwork is so ... weak.

But then I started to read it and the characters are a kick. Particularly rat. And Pastis (the author) actually mentioned that he was weak at art. Here is what Wikipedia says about the author:
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Pastis has mentioned that the character of Rat is his "voice" and that he identifies himself with Rat more than any other character.
It turns out that Pastis is a local guy.
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Comics are one of the things I missed most living abroad. I always enjoyed Doonesbury and then Dilbert, but The Far Side by Gary Larson has always been my favorite.
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Far Side, but Argyle Sweater is a great substitute


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These are the 7 comics I read daily. It's like having the color Sunday funny page every day!

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Dilbert (so I remember why I no longer work)
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As the archetypal "Wally" my vote has to go to Dilbert. Sadly though, I gave up physical newspapers some time ago and haven't actually looked at a genuine comics page in years.
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As the archetypal "Wally" my vote has to go to Dilbert. Sadly though, I gave up physical newspapers some time ago and haven't actually looked at a genuine comics page in years.
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As the archetypal "Wally" my vote has to go to Dilbert. Sadly though, I gave up physical newspapers some time ago and haven't actually looked at a genuine comics page in years.
Also gave up physical newspapers due to the increasing sub rates + a 33%-50% likelihood of a soaked paper on any rainy day. In Western Washington, despite being bagged. Tossing & reporting all those soggy messes was a drag. I was an actual paper boy for ~4yrs. My buddies and I would never deliver such poor service.
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One does not need to read a newspaper to enjoy the comics!!!!!
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Also was a big fan of Pogo. Some here (I'm thinking Nodak) may remember Cowpokes from the farm paper.
Footrot flats - by Kiwi cartoonist Murray Ball - always tickled me. He understood farm life and the interactions of Wal, Dog, Horse (the cat) and the Pig Dogs and others just really rang true.
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One does not need to read a newspaper to enjoy the comics!!!!!
Very true & good point, especially in the last five years with more comics being available online. Additionally, I was able to get Garfield compendiums via the old Scholastic Reading Club book orders 25-30 odd years ago. Flash forward to last week and in DS' Scholastic book order, what do I see offered but a Calvin & Hobbes compilation!

Of course, I'd wager that the vast majority of comic strip readers had their entry via the Sunday comics, so the erosion of print presents an interesting challenge for the comic strip industry. Why doesn't MSN dotcom have a Comics/Horoscope/Crosswords section?!
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I miss Calvin and Hobbs and I miss Far Side


There is one cartoon strip called "Lio" that's on the first page of the LA Times Sunday comics. I absolutely do not understand its popularity--actually, I don't understand it. Is any one familiar with it and do you understand and like it?
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Actually is DW's favorite, which she hands to me several days a week. Given that we have three boys who were born within 3.5 years, that strip carries a ton of memories and laughs.

(And XKCD, of course)
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I like Sherman's Lagoon and Pearls Before Swine because they're edgy and original (especially "Pearls.")
I like Lio because he's a nice little boy who has cool friends, such as Cthulhu.
I like "Curtis" when the artist does a series of strips depicting an African myth or legend.
I loathe "Pickles." Old-people stereotypes, never anything original. Oh, somebody walked into a room and forgot what they were looking for! How hilarious!
Used to enjoy Dilbert, until it started feeling like the same strip every day.

Nothing will ever, ever replace Calvin & Hobbes.

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