Comics - Comic Strip
9 Chickweed Laneby Brooke McEldowney
A rarity in the comics, 9 Chickweed Lane spotlights music and dance with superb artistry that complements Brooke McEldowney's strong-minded characters.
Arlo and Janisby Jimmy Johnson
From the ugly sofa that is the center of the "Arlo & Janis" universe, this shapeshifting comic strip has been just about everywhere, from unvarnished human drama to flights of unfettered comic fantasy, from unabashed pathos to pithy observational wit. The characters Arlo and Janis have played the parts of mermaids, squirrels, alligators and grasshoppers over the years, all while exploring the unexaggerated human condition and managing to become one of the most believable families in the funny pages. This unique approach has garnered Arlo and Janis an intelligent and engaged readership and guaranteed that a percentage of it will be confused and disgruntled at any given moment.
Baldoby Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos
The ground-breaking comic Baldo follows the lives of a Latino teen, Baldo Bermudez, and his warm and humorous family in modern-day America.
Brevity - stripby Dan Thompson
Brevity is amusingly idiosyncratic and often uproariously funny. The single-panel comic takes bizarre and unexpected detours through pop culture and modern society, delighting in witty wordplay and situations so absurd you have to laugh.
The Bucketsby Greg Cravens
The Buckets offers a realistic snapshot of modern family life: the worries, the mayhem and the often-overlooked rewards.
Frank and Ernestby Thaves
Frank & Ernest stars Frank and Ernest, playful punsters with the ability to appear as any person, place or thing in any time period. The constant element is the pair's "frank and earnest" iconoclastic attitude.
Frazzby Jef Mallett
Frazz by Jef Mallett follows the adventures of an unexpected role model: an elementary-school janitor who's also a Renaissance man.
Get Fuzzyby Darby Conley
At the center of this warm and fuzzy romp is Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered ad executive and guardian of anthropomorphic scamps Bucky and Satchel.
Grand Avenueby Mike Thompson
Grand Avenue, the daily and Sunday comic strip by four-time Pulitzer finalist Mike Thompson, follows the antics of an energetic pair of fraternal twins being raised by their grandmother.
The Grizzwellsby Bill Schorr
For a family strip with bite, you can't do better than The Grizzwells, starring a four-bear family of grizzlies.
JumpStartby Robb Armstrong
Packed with humor and heart,
JumpStart is a modern comic strip with a classic feel. At the core of the JumpStart family is Joe Cobb, a big-city cop, his wife, Marcy, a nurse in a bustling Philadelphia hospital, their daughter Sunny, son Jojo and infant twins, Tommi and Teddy. This family oriented strip, which has been running since 1989, is one of the most popular African-American comics in syndication history.
The Knight Lifeby Keith Knight
The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight.
Lolaby Todd Clark
Everyone's grandma may not be as witty as Lola, a sharpshooter who's busy living life to the fullest and making sure everyone else does too.
Luannby Greg Evans
Readers of all ages love Luann, a strip that brings to life the daily drama of being a young woman through Greg Evans' insightful humor and true-to-life characters.
Montyby Jim Meddick
This award-winning, quirky comic strip created by Jim Meddick in 1985 spoofs suburbia, trashes tacky TV shows and offers absurdist commentary on everything from hosing down spider monkeys to the latest conspiracy theory.
Over the Hedgeby T Lewis and Michael Fry
Over the Hedge takes a freshly skewed look at suburban living from the perspective of the animals who lived there first.
Pearls Before Swineby Stephan Pastis
At its heart, Pearls Before Swine is the comic strip tale of two friends: an arrogant Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who doesn't know any better. Together, this pair offers caustic commentary on humanity's quest for the unattainable.
Prickly Cityby Scott Stantis
Prickly City centers around the friendship between a coyote pup named Winslow and a young girl named Carmen. Carmen is a feisty libertarian-conservative, while Winslow is a coyote with political aspirations. Through it all, Carmen and Winslow are friends to the end.
Rip Haywireby Dan Thompson
Rip Haywire is an action-packed, silly send-up of the adventure comic strip that takes readers on a roller-coaster ride across the globe and shows how even studly mercenaries get yelled at by their mothers.
Rose is Roseby Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Rose is Rose presents the extraordinary nature of everyday life as seen through the eyes of the Gumbo family.
Tarzanby Edgar Rice Burroughs
A legendary hero, Tarzan enjoys the distinction of starring in the first adventure comic strip, the first continuity strip and the first strip to appeal to generation after generation for more than seven decades.
Thatababyby Paul Trap
Thatababy's philosophy can be summed up quite neatly: To keep his parents on their toes.