January 22, 2009
Continuing my campaign to expose everyone to new comic strips, I’d like to introduce you to “My Cage“, a cynical and humorous strip about a late twenty-something, Norm, who works in an office, and realizes life isn’t at all how he had expected it would be. He aspires to be an writer, but feels trapped at his job (hence the strip’s name).
The strip primarily focuses on Norm, his girlfriend, and his coworkers, though we occasionally get a glimpse of Norm’s family.
This particular strip has some of Norm’s co-workers in it, but check out the My Cage Archive to see plenty of other strips. The strip started on May 6, 2007.
My Cage – 01.21.2009
I’ve been meaning to mention My Cage on this blog, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Yesterday’s strip is a great example of the general humor of the strip, and I think it illustrates perfectly how many people feel. Non-conformity isn’t always particularly easy, even if it is often the best option.
– Official My Cage Website –
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.