Comics - NEA
Alley Oopby Jack and Carole Bender
Alley Oop is the classic caveman comic strip revolving around the irrepressible Alley Oop, who travels from prehistoric Moo all the way to the 21st century in his friend Doc Wonmug's time machine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heart of the Cityby Mark Tatulli
Heart's a little girl with a big imagination, and if the world isn't her oyster, it will be soon enough!
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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Moderately Confusedby Jeff Stahler
Moderately Confused is a laugh-out-loud daily humor panel from award-winning editorial cartoonist Jeff Stahler.
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.
Reality Checkby Dave Whamond
Cartoonist Dave Whamond offers an offbeat view of the world in Reality Check, a comic panel that exposes the hidden hilarity in everyday situations.
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.
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.
Thatababyby Paul Trap
Thatababy's philosophy can be summed up quite neatly: To keep his parents on their toes.