Follow Rob Harrell's hilarious and true-to-life work-at-home dad, Adam, as he chases deadlines, family bliss and the perfect latte.
When kids get bigger and older but don't actually grow up, what do you get? Adult Children. Like Harvey and Penny and Berle. As they brave their way into the baffled new world, nobody is prepared for their role, but everyone does their best, pretending to be responsible contributors to society. Because with no power comes great responsibility. But don’t tell Berle. He’s barely aware that society exists, let alone how it works. And then there’s Claremont the dog, who dreams big, naps hard, and may be the most mature of all. Visit StBeals.com THE CAST Harvey: A nice guy, frustrated with the adult world. Berle is his childhood friend. Penny: Harvey’s partner, Berle’s sister. A rational voice except when she panics. Berle: Berle is absolute ID. He is willfully a child in a man’s body.
Tony Cochran's Agnes is a whimsical look at childhood through the eyes of the title character and her best friend, Trout. What sets this strip apart is the focus on that limbo just before little girls discover boys and appropriate social skills.
Arlo and Janis met in the '60s, when love was free, hair was long and the revolution wasn't televised. Now, they try to keep their spirits young, their relationship romantic and their screen time limited in this warm, closely observed and often bawdy look at marriage, family and aging.
Arlo and Janis
It was a different world back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. There were as yet no sugar substitutes, so hyper-activity was rampant. And brains were small, so "I'm with stupid" t-shirts were hot. It was a time of abundant flora and verbal fun-a, a rough and beastly world in which sometimes the flaky survived, and, fortunately for us, hungry doomed life forms spoke perfectly good English.
Back in the Day
As Baldo navigates the world of girls, cars, and family, readers will learn just how well they can identify with this teen. This strip by writer Hector Cantu and artist Carlos Castellanos is sure to appeal to all.
Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos
Barkeater Lake is a season comic strip that follows the life of NYC resident Delores Tanzini, a recent divorcee who finds herself contemplating a move to the rural Adirondack mountain town of Barkeater Lake. Each 22 week season will focus on the next stumble of her decent into small town madness.
Barney -- J. Barnard Pillsbury -- is the billionaire founder and CEO of Pillsbury Pharmaceuticals. Barney thinks he has it all: power, wealth, a pampered existence with a statuesque trophy wife – until he meets Clyde Finster, an intelligent, entertaining (and possibly crazy) street person. Clyde's satisfaction with his circumstance surprises and confounds Barney, whose success in life has been hard-fought and won. For Clyde, Barney's acceptance is validation of a life lived without compromise.
Barney & Clyde
Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark
It can be tough on a family when someone new has moved in, especially if it's a 900-pound scaredy-bear so terrified of wilderness life that he's fled to the burbs.
Bear with Me
Beardo follows the adventures of a plucky cartoonist with a knack for finding the punchline in everyday life. An ongoing comic since 2006, Beardo chronicles nearly every aspect of growing up: working retail, bad break-ups, chasing dreams, body issues, getting married, starting a family and wondering if the pets talk when no one is around. See why Beardo has been a fan favorite for NINE years, and is the back-to-back winner of the Shel Dorf Award for Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 2012 and 2013.
Meet Ben and Olivia, a retired couple who babysit their grandchildren when their daughter goes back to work. Warm, funny and filled with gentle humor, BEN shows seniors as active, healthy and still in love after all these years. Created in 1996 and nationally syndicated in newspapers and magazines across North America, BEN has won the hearts of fans all over the world. Artist and creator Daniel Shelton touches on everyday details with affection, bringing to life characters in whom we are sure to recognize ourselves and our families. Visit the official Website
Betty is a smart, savvy comic character who is unapologetically ordinary, happy and female. Betty is a truly modern woman - a wife, mother and working woman.
Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen
Lovable loser Brutus Thornapple, his wife Gladys, mother-in-law Ramona Gargle, boss Rancid Veeblefester, dim-witted son Wilberforce and the mischievous neighbor Hurricane Hattie O'Hara have been entertaining newspaper readers since 1965.
The Born Loser
Art and Chip Sansom
The Buckets, by Greg Cravens, isn’t a parody of family life. Nope. Real life, baby. It’s funny because it’s on a page and not in your house at the moment. (And when it does show up at your house, you’ll thank us for reminding you it’s funny.)
Full of crazy adventure and wild stories, Bully is a dialogue-free comic strip about Bully, a short-tempered egomaniacal French bulldog, and his merciful family.
Welcome to the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the wombat. Bushy Tales is primarily set at the Bluff in the Australian bush – home of iconic species beloved the world over, and, specifically, Doug the Wombat – and fuses the personalities of its witty characters with that of the bush itself. The strip’s beautiful and beguiling artwork complements the warmth and whimsy of its lovable, if argumentative, denizens. Everyone should have a wombat like Doug in their lives, so come on Down Under, join in the fun and feel on top of the world. Contact Ian Jones: email@example.com Visit the official website Read the blog
One of the most beloved comic strips of all time, Calvin and Hobbes has been a timeless favorite since its debut in 1985. Follow along with the imaginative adventures of 6-year-old Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes.
Calvin and Hobbes
Darrin Bell’s Candorville is an insightful look at family, community, and race through the eyes of Lemont Brown, a young black writer.
Newlyweds Cathy and Irving navigate the treacherous waters of couple-hood. From pampered pets to prying parents, they’ve got a lot to learn! Wedding or not, it’s still all about Cathy - she personifies the young career woman and her typical daily obstacles. Ice cream, panic attacks, stress and love are all in a day’s work. We read, we identify, we laugh. Who could ask for more?Cathy is the Everywoman. She deals with diets, self-esteem, in-laws, and letting her husband know that she is the boss. Everyone can identify with her shopping, bills, taxes, planning for the future and coping with her husband’s incessant computer golf games. Whether you are a newlywed, single, or have been married for decades, all will enjoy the daily predicaments of Cathy and Irving.
Clear Blue Water is a comic strip about a large, loving family. It’s a strip about stress and sarcasm and the ability to cope. It’s a strip about loathing everyone you live with and not being able to move away from them because they will follow you. It’s about joy, and silliness and marriage. It’s filled with minutiae and arguments and happiness and worry and too many kids, or maybe not enough kids, depending on the day. It’s about autism and really weird superheroes and religion and friendship and race. Oh, and it’s got politics. WAY too much politics. Man, it’s got politics for days. Eve and Manny Torres and their five children are the caramel nougat in the center of this sweet and sour strip. Come on in, the water’s fine!
Clear Blue Water
As any soccer mom or dad knows, the sport has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, especially among young people! Kids will love a comic about one of their favorite sports, and parents will relate to the comic’s ever-supportive band of carpooling, game-attending, ref-scoffing parents. Join this group of pals, parents and coaches in their favorite game: soccer!Cleats also follows the gang’s adventures in other sports. Playing tennis, baseball, golf, gymnastics, skateboarding and more, the kids and their parents laugh their way through games and practices.
Created by cartoonist Michael Fry, Committed is a family-oriented comic strip, focusing on a suburban family composed of Liz and Joe Larsen, daughters Tracy and Zelda, and their dog, Bob. It was also adapted into an animated TV series in 2001. First published in 1994, it takes a single-panel format in dailies and a typical multi-panel format on Sundays.
“Cow & Boy Classics” chronicles the ongoing adventures of Billy and Cow. The duo spend endless days pondering life’s big questions, all the while dodging cat-copters, runaway tractors, and any other oddity aimed their way. “Cow & Boy Classics” is clever, heartfelt, and hysterically strange, sometimes all at once.
Cow and Boy Classics
Down at the bird-table it’s survival of the fattest. Crumb is an ever-hungry blackbird who’s always on the lookout for a free lunch. Ratty and Moggy the Third join him in the constant search for food. Along with an accident-prone gardener and his bird-friendly wife there’s never a dull moment. The comic strip Crumb has been appearing as a daily strip for three years in New Zealand newspapers and on the Sherpa website.
Daddy’s Home is a contemporary, family comic with an emphasis on the role of the modern father. No other cartoon feature examines domesticity from this uniquely male perspective, while remaining universally appealing to both genders. Through the eyes of a stay-at-home-dad, Daddy’s Home casts a unique light on everyday situations. With biting sarcasm and sharp wit, Peter and a cast of supporting characters, navigate the turbulent waters of modern family life.
Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein
Diamond Lil is a feisty 75-year-old widow living in Turkey Knuckle, Indiana, who doesn't suffer fools, or anyone else for that matter, gladly. Her interests include telling people what she really thinks, hot bingo and cold Schlitz. She also has a thing for Pat Sajak's butt.
Babies and puppies are both quite cute, but underneath the soft, cuddly exteriors lie the fearsome hearts of competitors. Well, not really. When a new baby joins the household, Sophie the dog is initially irritated, but eventually comes to see the baby, Doug, as the asset he is: a better way to get snacks. Though the baby is still hogging precious attention, and has a tendency to pull ears and be a general nuisance, a begrudging friendship forms between the two rivals. Watch the mischief unfold in Brian Anderson’s Dog Eat Doug.
Dog Eat Doug
Kevin Fagan's lighthearted family strip chronicles the zany mishaps of the Drabble family, including donut-eating father Ralph, faithful yet frazzled wife, June (aka "Honeybunch"), goofball college student Norman, smart younger brother Patrick and precocious little sister Penny.
Every day is “Casual Friday” for Dude and Dude. Follow the antics of two carefree dudes looking to make their mark on the world with as little effort as possible. Dude and Dude, the stars of the comic strip, are two young twenty-something’s created by award winning cartoonist Keith Poletiek. Follow along as Keith exposes the mellow, and at times, ambiguous approach to life of these two beach dwellers who live life on their own terms – including such lofty goals as kicking back, generating their own schedules, making friends and, hopefully, scratching up just enough fundage to maintain their own pad, score some wheels, impress some chicks and have enough change left over for as many fish tacos as they can handle…which is a lot!
Dude and Dude
Meet the Ardins! They're the stars of Edge City, a nationally-syndicated, ground-breaking comic strip about a hip, Jewish-American family juggling relationships, careers, and tradition at the fast-pace of modern life. Fueled by caffeine and gasoline, Len and Abby and their kids, Colin and Carly, power their way through self-employment, after school activities, pursuing their dreams, and lining up for carpool. It's life on the edge every day in Edge City! CAST INFO: Abby: Wife, mom and therapist--for Abby, there just aren't enough hours in a day. The well-being of Abby's family is of the utmost importance to her, but so is her career at her group practice, Heads Up Mental Health Care. It's a lot to deal with, but Abby tries to cultivate inner tranquility . So far, she's not sure she's experienced it, but Abby's not the kind to give up. Len: Between being Abby's husband, Colin and Carly's dad and co-owner of business, Leadfoot Couriers, Inc., Len has his hands full. Len takes what life throws at him with sarcastic good humor, an attitude you might expect from someone who used to play in a punk rock band. Len still regards himself as the hippest guy in his suburb, and stays true to his rock roots by playing on the weekends with his current band, Midlife Crisis. Colin and Carly: At the ages of 12 and 10, Colin and Carly have studied dance, karate, soccer, and several instruments, but haven't been allowed to walk around their neighborhood by themselves. Colin, when not dealing with a serious XBox habit, shows an early head for business, or at least figuring out how to get the maximum pay for household chores. Carly spends her time negotiating the rocky shoals of 4th grade social life and keeping up with the latest toys. Edna and Morris: Abby's parents live nearby, which makes it easy for them to spend time with the Ardins. When they have the time, that is, because if anything, they're even busier than Len and Abby. Morris is an irascible curmudgeon who's always looking for a good deal. Edna is an optimistic free-spirit who's been spending her golden years doing everything from earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do to running the Iditarod in Alaska. Bev: Len's mom Bev is an unreconstructed child of the '60s, but she doesn't live in the past. An activist for any issue you can think of, Bev would much rather take her grandchildren to a demonstration than the zoo. Bev's bohemian lifestyle never left her much time for parenting, so Len was a bit aprehensive when she decided to spend her golden years living close by. But though she sometimes drives him crazy, he has to admire her energy and dedication. Rajiv: Len's business partner Rajiv, is co-owner of Leadfoot Couriers. A first-generation Indian-American, Rajiv's calm and somewhat cautious approach to business balances Len's tendency to think a little too big at times. Rajiv's been dodging his family's attempts to arrange him a marriage for years, but his care-free bachelor image barely hides a romantic streak a mile wide. Abby's Colleagues: Janice, Beatriz and Stewart are the other therapists in the group that forms Heads Up Mental Health care. Though they respect each other, it's not always easy to make the decisions necessary to keep things running.While Abby, Janice and Beatriz get along all right, Stewart, who's difficult, prickly and cheap, often gums up the works. Harry: The Ardin's cat Harry was named not after a certain popular children's book character but after the hairballs he keeps coughing up on the rug. Everyone loves Harry except Len, who never wanted a cat to begin with. Harry seems to know this, and makes it a point to get under Len's skin whenever he can.
Terry and Patty LaBan