NEUROTICA aptly (and inventively) names the state of mind of the heroine of this charmingly high-stress strip. Set in San Francisco, it charts the lively times of Petunia, a young woman on the edge of fashion and of a nervous breakdown. By day she copes with Ned Gooney, her many-faced nut-job boss, and flirts with the chiseled-face mesmerizer known as The Hottie. By night she returns to her urban hideout to care for - and cope with - Gramps, a would-be former superhero who’s light in the head and big in the heart.
Nick Galifianakis spins the pain of dating, mothers-in-law, “beneficial” friends, and more into humor we all can use, whether we like it or not. With searing and astute observations on life, love, relationships, and pet camaraderie, Nick's intricate black-and-white drawings paired with his biting wit and a pointed message: If we can’t laugh at ourselves, he’ll do it for us. These are uncomfortable, but true, cartoons about you.
Nick and Zuzu
Michael Jantze¹s The Norm is the comic strip for the every-person -- that is, if that person is a little bit geeky, in touch with their inner child, constantly confused by the opposite sex, and willing to be a little goofy just to keep things normal! The clever dialogue and bold art style are perfectly complementary to the unique observations and imaginative adventures of the title character - Theodore Norman Miller.
The Norm Classics
The step into adulthood is a scary one. So much is new, unfamiliar, frightening, incomprehensible. Claire has just taken this step. She’s moved from her parents’ to her own apartment, to start life as an "adult". Armed with a good heart and an optimistic spirit, her challenge is she still has so much to learn about life: the nuts and bolts of managing a job, a home, how people interact, relationships, planning for her future, and so much more. We’ve all been through this. In fact we go through it every day. We all know how tough, but also funny, it can be, as we move through life’s situations if we take our knocks with good humor. And we know also how very rewarding it can be when we actually occasionally get things right.
On A Claire Day
Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett
A coastal offering for all you slackers and beach bums out there. Ordinary Bill is an imaginative and hopefully humorous comic that follows Bill, a beer brewing, clam raking comic strip artist, his lovely and tolerant girlfriend, Isis, and their indifferent and easily annoyed cat, Dakota. Together, they take on the bizarre, mundane and incriminating events that accompany life as a comic strip character. Crank through some past comics and see why Will Wilson's mother calls Ordinary Bill " The best comic strip in the history of mankind"
A fantastic saga of adventure both high and low, of forbidden passion and iambic pentameter, of fays, fools, organists, demons, accordions, heaven, hell and Shakespeare, Pibgorn follows the whims and flights of its eponymous fairy heroine as she plies her conviction that there must be more to life than depositing dew drops on dandelions and sleeping under mushrooms.
Pickles, syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group for more than 15 years, tells the story of Earl and Opal Pickles as they enjoy their golden years surrounded by friends and family.
America’s first interactive, reader-participation comic -- Pluggers chronicles the hardworking people the world depends on. They represent the 80 percent of humanity who unceremoniously keep plugging along -- balancing work, play and family life.
Remember those transitional years between childhood and adolescence -- the days when you were playing on the swing set one minute, and daydreaming about the fifth-grade love of your life the next? This is the life of Teena Keene -- almost 11 years old, a fifth grader and a good student. She’s an avid inline skater and not quite ready to give up her dolls. But makeup and boys, particularly Gordo Brandt, are beginning to vie for her attention. Teena teeters between child and budding teen, and enjoys being a little of both.
Reply All highlights those moments in today's information-overloaded environment when you forget your adult-self and toss the megaphone to your fifth-grade inner child. Its main character, Lizzie is a busy-single-woman-with-successful-career-in-the-big-city who has a lot of those moments. Cartoonist Donna A. Lewis, an attorney at Homeland Security, admits she "clearly needs an outlet for the stress of working in the nationâ€™s capital." Lewis taught herself to draw in law school (where doodling was the only escape from reality) and to write punch lines in the courtroom (no disrespect to judges, attorneys, plaintiffs or defendants intended). Lewis comes from "an annoyingly funny family" that provides material faster than she can "translate it into a written product." Now, she says, "The years of listening to their absurd notions about the world are finally providing value to my life." Lewis states that no family members were harmed in the creation of this strip, and some names were left unchanged in order to incriminate those deserving of such.
Donna A. Lewis
Reply All Lite: for people too lazy busy to read a whole strip Reply All highlights those moments in today's information-overloaded environment when you forget your adult-self and toss the megaphone to your fifth-grade inner child. Its main character, Lizzie is a busy-single-woman-with-successful-career-in-the-big-city who has a lot of those moments. Cartoonist Donna A. Lewis, an attorney at Homeland Security, admits she "clearly needs an outlet for the stress of working in the nationâ€™s capital." Lewis taught herself to draw in law school (where doodling was the only escape from reality) and to write punch lines in the courtroom (no disrespect to judges, attorneys, plaintiffs or defendants intended). Lewis comes from "an annoyingly funny family" that provides material faster than she can "translate it into a written product." Now, she says, "The years of listening to their absurd notions about the world are finally providing value to my life." Lewis states that no family members were harmed in the creation of this strip, and some names were left unchanged in order to incriminate those deserving of such.
Reply All Lite
Donna A. Lewis
The Stones are an extended, blended family living in two high-energy households where only the agile survive.
Stone Soup Classics takes you back to where it all began! Relive the heartwarming, hilarious and relatable family adventures of the Stone clan as we jump back in time and restart the comic strip from the very beginning.
Stone Soup Classics
Cat lovers adore this strip! Nicole Hollander uses her strong cast of characters -- a fairy godmother, the Woman Who Does Everything More Beautifully Than You, demon dogs and malicious cats -- to discuss social issues. Sylvia provides advice on everything from feminism to fashion, making it a hit with female readers.
Ten abandoned cats live in an old warehouse where they are looked after by a young girl named Annie. They include Chesney, the ringleader, Jack, his sidekick, and Oliver - a wide-eyed kitten. The warehouse contains a boardroom on the very top floor, where, unbeknownst to Annie the moggies conduct the world's business through the eyes of a cat. In 2013, Ten Cats, created by Graham Harrop, won the prestigious Reuben Award in the Best Online Comics - Short Form division.
Randy Glasbergen created Thin Lines in 2007 to add some fun to the Health & Fitness pages of daily and weekly newspapers. Today, Thin Lines cartoons appear in magazines, textbooks, greeting cards, calendars, gift items, newsletters, Powerpoint presentations and medical journals worldwide. You’ve probably seen a few Thin Lines cartoons on the bulletin board at your local doctor’s office, health club or fitness center. You can see more of Randy Glasbergen’s cartoons on his website @ www.glasbergen.com Sign up for Randy’s FREE cartoon-of-the-day e-mail!
Ordelia and Meodore live in a multicultural beach town in South Florida. Like every other couple, they have not much in common. But they are not the crazy ones. Wait till you meet the other characters!
Viivi and Wagner is a story about a girl who lives with a pig. They love each other very much. Viivi wants to have children but they can’t because they are different species. Wagner doesn’t mind.
Viivi & Wagner
Watch Your Head chronicles the lives of six students attending Oliver Otis University. The strip is told largely through the eyes of Cory, a freshman who’s academically brilliant and socially awkward, especially with girls. His first friend at Otis U. is Omar, a recluse who some suspect is tied umbilically to his computer. Quincy, Omar’s friend (and therefore Cory’s friend by default), seems primarily to be studying women and fun and rarely has a serious moment. Kevin is a foreigner times two, one of the few whites on the predominantly black campus, and Canadian to boot. Robin is the object of Cory’s crush, the woman who leaves him befuddled and tongue-tied. And Jason is Cory’s roommate and polar opposite.
Watch Your Head
Winston is an unusual little boy who is very bright and has a unique slant on life. He lives at home with his mother and Gloom, the manifestation of her depression. Kingsley is Winton’s pet crow, and the voice of optimism and encouragement. He helps to balance things out as young Winston tries to navigate his way in the world.
Ten-year-old Zack now lives with his widowed mother, who runs a boarding house full of oddballs. A hyperactive kid with an overactive imagination, Zack sometimes causes her to pull her hair out as she tries to make ends meet.
John Deering and John Newcombe
A rarity in the comics, 9 Chickweed Lane spotlights music and dance with superb artistry that complements Brooke McEldowney's strong-minded characters. A popular comic strip about three generations of family, 9 Chickweed Lane features strong characters, flights of fancy and an intuitive grasp of all kinds of relationships. The strip was recognized in 2006 for its brilliant artistry and intellectual humor when it was named Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society. The strip appears in 60 newspapers worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Calgary Sun and Columbus Dispatch. Central character Edda Burber is dancing to the beat of a different drummer these days as McEldowney focuses 9 Chickweed Lane more on the story of a young woman who moves away from home to perform with a prestigious metropolitan ballet company in New York City. Although it may seem like a completely new strip, 9 Chickweed Lane is peopled with very familiar friends, like furry feline Solange, and Edda's childhood friend and recent love interest, Amos.
9 Chickweed Lane