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.
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.
Duncan is a sweet Scottish terrier who lives comfortably with some humans and a cat. The humans are writers, and the cat is ... a cat. Expect clever observations about life, work, writing and middle age, and of course the occasional pun.
Dogs, bosses, garden slugs, who sits next to who at Thanksgiving, cheating at golf, fretting the night away, carping couples on long trips, eating over the sink, toenail clippings, cosmic order, hairballs, flop sweat, coughing into one's elbow, clogged pipes, clogged arteries, parking crooked at the mall. That's what real life is all about. And that's what Real Life Adventures is all about. For nearly two decades, Lance (Aldrich) and Gary (Wise) have drawn, and drawn from, the everyday stuff that we all slog through. And on any given day, they like to think their little square slice of life is a nice change from the rickety roller coaster the rest of the world seems to be. Want to share your life's goofiosity with them? Just post here.
Real Life Adventures
Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of going to space and loves baseball, and his dog Rover, a loyal friend and chaser of squirrels. Whether flying through space, bouncing on the moon, fishing, waiting for Popsicle Pete, or delivering the paper, these two friends do everything together.
Red and Rover
Rose is Rose presents the extraordinary, everyday life of the Gumbo family: Rose, Jimbo and Pasquale. Readers relish the romance in the Gumbo marriage, the appearance of surprising alter egos and the antics of the family kitten, Peekaboo.
Rose is Rose
Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Sheldon is a weird, wonderful little strip...with geeky characters, all-ages storylines, and lots of pop-culture nerdiness. Twice nominated for "Best Humor" in the Eisner Awards, Sheldon centers on a wonderfully odd little family: A boy, his duck, and the grandfather that raises them both. But the strip is also famous for venturing away from the main cast and into stand-alone comics and storyline, too. So there’s occasional delightful weirdness.
From 2000 to 2003, Jerry Bittle, creator of Geech, drew this warm-hearted look at the lives of modern divorced mom Shirley and her eight-year-old son, Louis. GoComics is proud to present readers with a chance to view those classic strips.
Shirley and Son Classics
The Nutz family is definitely not the Cleavers, the Waltons or the Bradys. But you'll undoubtedly recognize them anyway. Most likely, they're a lot like the family you grew up in... where the battle for the last chicken leg is comparable to the Battle of Bull Run, sibling rivalry is putting it mildly, and family values usually refers to a coupon book. Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski stars hard-working Roy Nutz, his loving wife Pat, and their battling brood - sons Roy-boy and Andrew, daughter Babs and rambunctious dog Rosco. Stromoski is the seventh in a family of 12 children. Growing up in such a large family has given him an especially developed sense of humor that he has expressed through drawing from the moment he could pick up a pencil. A self-taught cartoonist and humorous illustrator, his work has appeared in national magazines, children's and humor books, newspapers, licensed products, national advertising and network television. Stromoski's greeting cards have become best-sellers for several major companies. He has won four Louie Awards for outstanding greeting card design. He has been nominated for his illustration work by the National Cartoonists Society 12 times and was awarded the Reuben division award for best greeting cards in 1995 and 1998, and for magazine gag cartoons in 1999. An NCS board member since 1997, he was elected president in 2005.
Soup to Nutz
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
In 2003, Howie Schneider (creator of Eek and Meek) created The Sunshine Club. It provided an illustrated look at issues related to growing older. Schneider twice won Best Editorial Cartoon from the New England Press Association.
The Sunshine Club
Thatababy's philosophy can be summed up quite neatly: To keep his parents on their toes. This new comic strip stars - well, a baby, of course, and the mother and father in charge of raising him. Thatababy's premise is as fun and instantly accessible as its crisp, colorful art: It's a baby's job to drive parent's crazy. You may recognize Thatababy as a finalist and runner-up in the Amazon Comic Strip Superstar contest that ran on Amazon.com in the fall of 2009. Thatababy received glowing reviews from the contest's celebrity panel of judges.
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We the Robots
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