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    Favorite Comics

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stacy C, Jun 28, 2015.

    I didn't see a thread dedicated to comic strips, so ...

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    SUPER-MEGA-IMPORTANT that anything in this thread be correctly attributed. These are all copywriter items.
     
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    It's criminal that this thread is 4 posts in and no-one's yet mentioned The Order Of The Stick.

    Lackadaisy Cats is also fun and gorgeous, if fairly sporadic.
     
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    I used to be an avid collector of the Beano and Dandy and Sonic the Hedgehog Comic in the UK, must've read about 200 of each haha.
     
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    Garfield. :)
     
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    Also I just got a copy of Island, by Image, and was completely blown away. They had me sold when the described it as "like Heavy Metal" but I didn't really expect them to live up to that. Now I have to get another subscription at the comic shop.
     
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    Pogo, BC, The Wizard of Id, Calvin and Hobbes, B Kliban, Doonesbury, Bloom County ...and then I left for the UK in 1986, and strip comics here aren't quite the same. (Well, there's always Simon's Cat on YouTube.)

    I especially liked @StacyC's choices in her original posts, but I don't recognise the strips themselves.
     
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    Used to read this alot: http://www.qwantz.com

    Sometimes they are a bit laboured, but the content is clever more often than not. An example:

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    Sorry, I should have credited http://www.xkcd.com/ for the first, and the second is Dave Coverly's speedbump.com.
     
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    Oh thank god, someone will finally get this. At one point in my manuscript a young wizard starts a spell and screams, "Zot!"

    Edited to add: You can find most of those on www.gocomics.com, I have a bookmark folder with about 35 newpaper comics in it, that I read every day. Doonsbury has it's own website. Pogo is over (obviously) but there's an orginization working on making a complete collection. They're only up to the third volume, but you can find them here and here.

    And Bloom County is starting up again! Breathed posted a new strip on facebook, and it's looking like he's going to keep it going right where the strip left off (as opposed to after Outland and Opus).
     
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    For me, it's Calvin and Hobbes, then Bloom County, then Doonesbury, then Dilbert, then the best of the rest. The world got a little sadder the day Bill Watterson retired.
     
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    Ha ha! ZOT! Yes, that will go down well, coming from a Wizard ...if people remember. What are you? Another Terry Pratchett in waiting? Would be great if you are.

    Yeah, @EdFromNY let me know about the return of Bloom County. I was so pleased. I so badly miss American comic strips. I remember waiting every Sunday morning for the 'funny papers' to arrive, and loved them even when I was very small. So many great ones.

    The Wizard of Id was my all-time favourite. I mean ...Rodney? And The Spook. And The King is a Fink. I also loved BC, and remember one of the strips where an ant falls off a rock or something, quite a distance, and two cavemen are discussing the fall, saying isn't it amazing how ants can fall so far and just walk away? And there's a closeup of the ant, hobbling off, saying "I hope I make it to the cemetery...." I STILL say that, when something happens and I survive ...barely. And nobody ever knows what I'm referencing. Bummer. I'm too old and too far away.

    Classics.

    I'll take a look at those links. I need a good laugh. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, yes, yes, and yes, although Doonesbury seems to have lost a lot of energy in the past year or so - perhaps because it is now only a weekly.

    Always loved the snowmen in C&H. And another old favorite was Gary Larson's The Far Side. I was in my very first accounting job, going through my very first year end closing (and wondering if I would be able to stay sane), when I saw what is still one of my favorite Far Sides - a bull lying on a psychiatrist's couch, the psychiatrist right nearby, complete with notepad, and the bull says, "Maybe it's not me, you know? Maybe it's the rest of the herd that's gone insane." I cut that baby right out and stuck it on my cubicle wall. It followed me to every job I had after that.

    A new favorite of mine is Pearls Before Swine.
     

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