Comics - Family
Adam@Homeby Rob Harrell
The adventures of Adam Newman: a family man who's left the rat race in search of the perfect work-life balance ... and the world's best coffee.
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.
Baby Bluesby Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
Baby Blues has enchanted new parents, grandparents and kids alike since it first appeared on the comics pages in 1990. As the years passed, the list of newspapers carrying the feature has grown almost as fast as the MacPhersons' kids!
Baldoby Hector D. Cantú 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.
Big Nateby Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate chronicles the humor and misadventures of 11-year-old Nate Wright: sixth-grade renaissance man, self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for most detentions in school history. The inventive, mischievous Nate is also the star of a bestselling book series that readers of all ages can't get enough of.
Biographicby Steve McGarry
Biographic combines Steve McGarry's bold, realistic artwork with succinct biographies of today's hottest stars.
The Born Loserby Art and Chip Sansom
The Born Loser began in 1965 as a strip with no central characters that revolved around the loser theme. Gradually, it developed into the comic we see today, starring lovable loser Brutus Thornapple.
The Bucketsby Greg Cravens
The Buckets offers a realistic snapshot of modern family life: the worries, the mayhem and the often-overlooked rewards.
Calvin and Hobbesby Bill Watterson
One of the most famous and popular comic strips of all time, Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes has been a timeless worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The beloved comic follows the richly imaginative adventures of 6-year-old Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether you enjoyed it as a child while expanding your vocabulary, as an adult in the newspaper or if you are reacquainting yourself with these cultural icons, Calvin and Hobbes will continue to astound and delight you. Follow the official Calvin and Hobbes accounts on Facebook and Twitter to hear about publishing news, events and giveaways involving a boy, his pet tiger and their brilliant creator. Calvin and Hobbes is not available domestically for syndication. It is only available for syndication to international clients.
Close to Homeby John McPherson
Close to Home is a fun look at zany characters and situations that feel strangely familiar.
Crabgrassby Tauhid Bondia
Crabgrass is a comic strip set in the early 80’s about what it means to be best friends during a time before cellphones, the internet and so-called “helicopter parenting”. If you ever wonder how you managed to survive your own childhood: Crabgrass remembers.
Cul de Sacby Richard Thompson
Welcome to the absurdly wonderful world of the Otterloops. Where world-renowned picky eating, manhole-cover dancing and driving the world's smallest street-legal car are all part of the day-to-day beauty of this transcendent comic strip.
For Better or For Worseby Lynn Johnston
Lynn Johnston's heartwarming tales of everyday life have made the Pattersons North America's most beloved cartoon family.
FoxTrotby Bill Amend
FoxTrot chronicles the Fox family and their typical suburban life. If by typical life you somehow meant iguanas, math jokes, World of Warcraft references and one-upmanship in the sibling prank department.
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.
Garfieldby Jim Davis
He's a wise-cracking, nap-taking, coffee-guzzling, lasagna-loving, Monday-hating, dog-punting, spider-whacking, mailman-mauling fat cat. He's Garfield -- the world's most hilarious (and popular) feline!
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.
Hermanby Jim Unger
One of the most innovative comics of all time, Herman is the groundbreaking offbeat humor panel created by Jim Unger.
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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.
KidTownby Steve McGarry
KidTown, written for kids 6 - 12 years old, is designed to engage them on the comics page with puzzles, activities, scavenger hunts and trivia.
Lioby Mark Tatulli
Lio is a very unusual boy in a very unusual world, and his macabre adventures are all in good fun. También disponible en Español.
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.
Magic Eyeby Cheri Smith and Dawn Zimiles
The secret of these visual puzzles is all in the mind's eye. Can you see it?
Marmadukeby Brad Anderson
Marmaduke is America's most lovable Great Dane. Created by Brad Anderson, the classic comic canine has delighted newspaper readers since 1954. Marmaduke lives with the Winslow family, who, try as they might, just can't seem to get him to obey.
Nancyby Olivia Jaimes
Created by Ernie Bushmiller in the 1930s, Nancy is famed for its gentle humor and surrealistic sight gags.
Non Sequiturby Wiley Miller
Never boring, and always topical, Non Sequitur takes a wry look at the absurdities of our modern life.
Off the Markby Mark Parisi
Mark Parisi's comic panel off the mark hits a bull's eye with slightly skewed humor and a twisted look at the little things we take for granted.
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.
Peanutsby Charles Schulz
If ever there is an iconic comic strip, it is Peanuts. What began in the funny pages in 1950 has developed into an enduring classic. Whether you're persnickety like Lucy, a philosopher like Linus, a joyous Flying Ace like Snoopy, or a lovable underdog like Charlie Brown, there is something to touch your heart or make you laugh in Peanuts.
Picklesby Brian Crane
Pickles, syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group for more than 25 years, tells the story of Earl and Opal Pickles as they enjoy their golden years surrounded by friends and family. A perennial favorite with readers of all ages, Pickles has topped comics polls across the nation again and again, and was named the best comic strip of 2001 by the National Cartoonists’ Society. Cartoonist Brian Crane then won the Reuben Award, the NCS's highest honor, in 2012.
Real Life Adventuresby Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Real Life Adventures is the kind of art that sort of imitates life. It is a celebration of the banal by two truly mundane fellows, Lance Aldrich and Gary Wise. It's about stomach noises in business meetings, bugs in your porch light and trying to extract a single hanger from the closet.
Red and Roverby Brian Basset
Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of going to space and loves baseball, and his dog Rover, a loyal friend and chaser of squirrels.
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.
Ripley's Believe It or Notby Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!, one of the longest-running comic panels in history, continues to fascinate comics readers with unbelievable facts from around the world.
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.
Sherman's Lagoonby Jim Toomey
Sherman’s Lagoon is an imaginary lagoon somewhere in tropics, inhabited by a cast of sea creatures whose lives are curiously similar to our own. Failed business ventures, disastrous dates, fad diets, and the perils of parenting… When it happens underwater it gives us a fresh and humorous perspective on ourselves.
Shortcutsby Jeff Harris
Shortcuts by Jeff Harris is a compelling feature that mixes bold, colorful artwork with fun, interesting facts to create a kids page that actually entertains as it educates.
Shortcuts Classicby Jeff Harris
Shortcuts Classics by Jeff Harris is a compelling feature that mixes bold, colorful artwork with fun, interesting facts to create a kids' page that entertains as it educates.
Stone Soupby Jan Eliot
Jan Eliot's funny and irreverent Stone Soup follows the saga of an extended, blended family, starring two working-mom sisters living just across the fence from each other. For international syndication only
Thatababyby Paul Trap
Thatababy's philosophy can be summed up quite neatly: To keep his parents on their toes.
Ziggyby Tom Wilson & Tom II
Ziggy, America's lovable loser, has been inspiring readers for decades. And he still brings smiles to millions of readers every day. También disponible en Español.