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
Set in a retirement community, The Elderberries follows the exploits of five multidimensional friends who spice up their day-to-day lives with covert field trips, practical jokes and dueling wordplay. The Elderberries addresses the bittersweet and comedic elements of aging with warmth, wisdom and humor (lots of humor).
Corey Pandolph and Phil Frank and Joe Troise
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Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson spread her wings and created Family Tree, allowing her to write and draw outside the left/right, headline-driven box of daily editorial cartooning. A contemporary family comic strip, it chronicles the humorous challenges that Ames, Maggie, Twig and Teddy encounter when trying to live "green" and with environmental purpose.
Cartoonists John Gibel and Jenny Campbell have created a spirited and intelligent look at aging and the generation gap. This strip features a group of older women and men dealing with the perils and perks of being old, the rules of chocolate, and dealing with families. Flo and Friends is graceful, poignant, full of humor.
Flo and Friends
Gary and Glenn McCoy’s delightfully absurd comic panel takes superheroes, office humor, huggable animals and twisted relationships, blending them in a bizarre marriage of Gary Larson, The New Yorker, Conan O’Brien and Mad Magazine. Both award-winning humorists and cartoonists, this duo creates a one-of-a-kind comic panel.
The Flying McCoys
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy
Lynn Johnston's heartwarming tales of everyday life have made the Pattersons North America's most beloved cartoon family.
For Better or For Worse
In September of 1991, Mike Morgan began drawing For Heaven’s Sake!, a comic strip published in the religion section of The Macon Telegraph. The weekly cartoon celebrates the faith and pokes fun at the foibles of the characters who make up the congregation of "Mainline Memorial Church."
For Heaven's Sake
Fort Knox chronicles the life of a military family: Dad, Major Joe Knox; Mom, Jane Knox; and their two boys, Donald and Wesley. The family has picked up and moved â€” again â€” thousands of miles from family and friends to take up residence at Joe's new assignment at Fort Lincoln. Donald and Wesley have moved before, but that doesn't make it any easier on them. They must face down new bullies, master a new school system and new teachers, and navigate a new community. Added to these pressures is the distance the move puts between them and their beloved grandmother, who's a known troublemaker if not a known felon (yet). On top of all that, there's the strain that military life puts on their parents' otherwise happy marriage.
Through Fowl Language, cartoonist Brian Gordon draws on his trials and tribulations of raising two small children. By poking fun at the daily tedium and frustrations of parenting, he hopes to give comfort to parents who are losing their minds just as quickly as he is. Visit the official website!
Bill Amend’s brilliant understanding of sibling rivalry and generational struggles comes to life in a blend of attitude, wit and a big dose of reality. Readers of all ages will love this glimpse into family life with the FoxTrot gang.
Bill Amend’s brilliant understanding of sibling rivalry and generational struggles comes to life in a blend of attitude, wit and a big dose of reality. FoxTrot Classics allows you the luxury of going back to the first frames of this iconic strip.
Who could have imagined that at a time of deep global uncertainty and institutional failure, a soft-spoken figure dressed in white would step onto the world stage with a message of hope? The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis marks an epic moment in troubled times for a world struggling to imagine its future. And what better way to celebrate this moment than with a light touch — a cartoon strip called simply “Francis,” about an unlikely pope who says and does surprising things almost daily to offer hope based on compassion and humor. In the spirit of Otto Soglow’s classic comic strip “The Little King,” Kansas City cartoonist Pat Marrin joins humor to hope in “Francis,” the adventures of a reluctant pope who is renewing his church by turning it upside down in order to set free its original spirit and purpose.
Patrick J. Marrin
Frank and Ernest chronicles the antics of two ordinary guys who are anything but ordinary. Punny, whimsical and hard to predict, Frank and Ernest has been a funny pages favorite since 1972.
Frank and Ernest
Frazz, by Jef Mallett, follows an unexpected role model: an elementary-school janitor. He's a trusted authority figure, but also a Renaissance man and every kid's buddy.
Any reader who has ever been a "dog’s best friend" will recognize and love Fred. Fred is a wry and witty observer of life, finding funnybones and turning up smiles on three continents.
Liz and Sam have it all: a happy marriage, a precocious preteen son named Nate, and a house that's just the right size for the three of them. Then, Liz's parents move in. Grandpa Irv is a kindly but occasionally grumpy Korean War vet who loves watching TV, bickering over politics, and spoiling his grandson. His wife Sarah is equally strong-willed, whether urging Irv to diet, questioning her daughter's parenting choices, or finding surprising success as an advice blogger. With an estimated 50+ million Americans living in such families as of today, Freshly Squeezed is a refreshing look at newfound family togetherness after the economic collapse. Can three generations of one family share their lives, their feelings, their dwindling fortunes and a bathroom — and keep their sense of humor in the process? Pay a visit to the Freshly Squeezed family to find out! Freshly Squeezed is the brainchild of Ed Stein, an award-winning political cartoonist. He created the local comic strip, Denver Square, for the Denver Rocky Mountain News for 12 years. He lived the Freshly Squeezed life first-hand when his kids were little and his 80-year-old father moved to Denver.
Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli is a gentle, good-natured continuing story of four generations of Wallets. Readers return daily for this positive slice of life, with universal themes and commonplace situations.
"Get a life!" is a common admonition, one more easily uttered than accomplished. Tim Lachowski's cartoon panel of the same name offers telling glimpses of the process in all its awkward absurdity. Whether or not its sly dry capture of lifeâ€™s rimshot moments helps readers achieve the goal, it faithfully provides those engaged in the attempt an insightful daily laugh.
Get a Life
Meet Gil. He’s an 8-year-old kid. Gil is a bit of an underdog. He doesn’t have the newest toys or live in a fancy house. His parents are split up – his single mother supports them with her factory job income and his father isn’t around as often as a father ought to be. But none of these things seem to have an adverse affect on Gil’s relentless optimism and upbeat attitude. Visit the official website CAST INFO Gil: A chubby and cheerful 8-year-old boy. He loves comic books, video games and superheroes, all of which fuel his already overactive imagination. He is an only child who lives with his mother and sees his father on alternate weekends. He’s somewhat oblivious to the complexities of the adult world, which almost always leads to a funny situation. Mom: A hardworking single mother whose primary concern is the welfare of her young son, Gil. She is a hands-on mother who works full-time in a factory. She struggles with the guilt that all working mothers face. Her income allows her to meet the necessities in life, like food, rent and utilities, but not always the bonus stuff like the latest video game console. Dad: A classic under-achiever. He loves his son, but isn’t winning “Father of the Year” any time soon. Shandra: Gil’s best friend, neighbor, classmate and supportive confidante. Morgan: Gil’s mean-spirited classmate and antagonist.
Ginger Meggs has been entertaining readers since 1921, making it one of the longest running comic strips in history. Australia's favourite boy takes on school, homework, bullies and the world with a blend of boyish adventure and Down Under charm.
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Grand Avenue stars Grandma Kate, an avid sports fan and power-walker, raising her twin grandchildren. Not your typical cookie-baking granny, Grandma has her hands full with ambitious Gabby and sensitive Michael.
If there’s one thing everybody has in common, it’s getting older. From newborn babies to baby boomers, there’s no escaping it. “Gray Matters” is skewed to that vast generation of boomers. But since getting older means adapting to changing circumstances, lots of readers, old and young alike, can relate to and laugh along with our characters. Don’t let the name of the strip throw you. The cast of “Gray Matters” is anything but colorless as they struggle to keep up with the rapid changes in society, culture, technology, the workplace, their families and, of course, their bodies.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
For a family strip with bite, you can't do better than The Grizzwells, starring a four-bear family of grizzlies.
Heart is the precocious yet endearing young star of Mark Tatulli's daily strip about a girl with dreams of pop stardom growing up in Philly with her single mom. Heart's a little girl with a big imagination, and if the world isn't her oyster yet, it will be soon enough!
Heart of the City
After attending a high-school reunion and re-establishing an old friendship in 1998, Stephen was inspired to create the comic strip Herb and Jamal -- as a tribute to lasting friendships and a reflection on a life well lived. Herb and Jamaal have seen each other through thick and thin. They are best friends. They get through everything in life together: household chores, their wives, work and even golf. These best friends will make you cherish yours!
Herb and Jamaal
Sam and Sandy Szwyk, typical parents juggling careers and child care. Sam and Sandy find it hard enough to make sure Karen and Timmy are where they need to be when they need to be there (not to mention appropriately dressed); when you factor in their business travel schedules, you’ve got barely managed chaos. That’s why love, respect and a got-your-back support system are the trinity behind Sam and Sandy’s relationship. It’s what they depend upon at home and away.
Home and Away