January 25, 2009
The Sunday funnies today were a little extra-weird today, sometimes bordering on creepy.
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith – 01/25/2009
Poor Jughaid. All he wants is cake and ice cream. If it means he’ll end up toothless, short, and bald, with a giant nose, he’s totally fine with it. At least he has something to aspire to.
Beetle Bailey – 01/25/2009
Here, we see Sarge, wading aimlessly through a creek, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he’s getting wet. He’s staring off into space, wide-eyed. Maybe Beetle’s antics finally caused him to snap.
The Family Circus – 01/25/2009
Sick of their parents’ constant yelling and arguing, the Keane kids decided to build a replacement family from snow. Jeffy’s cuddling up next to his snow creature, futilely craving any type of human contact.
Sally Forth – 01/25/2009
I noticed Ted starting down the path to crazy-town a few months ago, but it looks like maybe the whole family could be headed there before too long.
January 5, 2009
I always wondered why Beetle stuck around Camp Swampy, subjecting himself to constant beatings at the hand of his superior officer, left as a pile of cracked bones and bruised limbs. I always pictured him snapping one day, and finishing off Sarge in one fell swoop.
It looks like he’s decided to take the high road here, and simply desert the Army without retaliating against his tormentor. Sarge’s crack about ‘Get-Up-And-Go’ was the last straw. He’s packed his bags, and from the looks of it, he’s decided to join Archie and the gang in Riverdale.
Beetle Bailey – 01/05/2009
December 15, 2008
I’ve decided to write a bit about some lesser-known comic strips that I enjoy reading every day, in the hopes that some readers will discover them for the first time. These aren’t vying for the best strips on the comics page, but they offer enough humor to make them worth mentioning.
Agnes is a black and white strip included in the Houston Chronicle’s array of online comic strips. It’s primarily about a girl named Agnes and her best friend. Agnes is constantly coming up with crazy ideas that her friend reluctantly goes along with. Like most of my favorite comic strips, Agnes usually offers somewhat subtle humor – not resorting to stupid punchlines like many legacy strips.
Like many strips, this is one easier appreciated if you read it every day. Check out the Agnes comic archive to see strips from the past several years.
I’ll try to post about other good strips in the near future.