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.
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
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.
BFGFS is a journal comic about a girl, a boy, and a dog!
Darrin Bell’s Candorville is an insightful look at family, community, and race through the eyes of Lemont Brown, a young black writer.
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
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Michael and his girlfriend, Gina, frequent a local café where the barista, Chris, is the coffee counter therapist for all his self-involved customers. Chris listens (or pretends to listen) to patrons like Gina’s friend Maggie, who is addicted to self-help books, and Maggie’s father, Alex, who rationalizes away his failure to follow a diet or go to the gym. Another patron is Michael’s software-company cubicle-mate, Albert, who is also Michael’s sounding board for his relationship with Gina and his laundry list of hang-ups.
It's All About You
Liberty Meadows is the very popular strip by Frank Cho. Featuring talking animals and dimwitted humans, Liberty Meadows is hilarious. While the humans worry about the development of the various animals, no one is having more fun than the animals themselves. Laugh with these animals as they have adventures, fantasies, and animal group therapy.
Recently widowed Lola moves in with her son, Ray, and his family at his request. The potential disasters of Lola living with her anally retentive adult son and family provide the backdrop for a hilarious story about life. Life according to Lola, that is. Lola is a witty sharpshooter who’s too busy living life to the fullest to worry about political correctness, exercise and proper diet. She’s fiercely independent and struggles with having to live under Ray’s rules…so she doesn’t. A wicked sense of humor and blunt, but often heart-warming honesty are Lola’s tools of trade.
LUANN is about the trials of becoming a young adult: the hilarity and drama, triumphs and flops, friendships and rivalries.
Nate Creekmore's Maintaining looks at the oddities of life through the eyes of an interracial teenager. The cast includes Marcus, the hero of the strip, and a biracial high school student who is not quite sure of himself or the world. Marcus is trying to make sense out of the craziness around him. Anton is his best friend. He is a bit of a cynic, but still too young to be jaded.
Lila finds happiness in shoes and lattes and is still on the look out for "Mr. Right".
The Meaning of Lila
John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
NEUROTICA aptly (and inventively) names the state of mind of the heroine of this charmingly high-stress strip. Set in San Francisco, it charts the lively times of Petunia, a young woman on the edge of fashion and of a nervous breakdown. By day she copes with Ned Gooney, her many-faced nut-job boss, and flirts with the chiseled-face mesmerizer known as The Hottie. By night she returns to her urban hideout to care for - and cope with - Gramps, a would-be former superhero who’s light in the head and big in the heart.
Michael Jantze¹s The Norm is the comic strip for the every-person -- that is, if that person is a little bit geeky, in touch with their inner child, constantly confused by the opposite sex, and willing to be a little goofy just to keep things normal! The clever dialogue and bold art style are perfectly complementary to the unique observations and imaginative adventures of the title character - Theodore Norman Miller.
The Norm Classics
The step into adulthood is a scary one. So much is new, unfamiliar, frightening, incomprehensible. Claire has just taken this step. She’s moved from her parents’ to her own apartment, to start life as an "adult". Armed with a good heart and an optimistic spirit, her challenge is she still has so much to learn about life: the nuts and bolts of managing a job, a home, how people interact, relationships, planning for her future, and so much more. We’ve all been through this. In fact we go through it every day. We all know how tough, but also funny, it can be, as we move through life’s situations if we take our knocks with good humor. And we know also how very rewarding it can be when we actually occasionally get things right.
On A Claire Day
Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett
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.
Reply All highlights those moments in today's information-overloaded environment when you forget your adult-self and toss the megaphone to your fifth-grade inner child. Its main character, Lizzie is a busy-single-woman-with-successful-career-in-the-big-city who has a lot of those moments. Cartoonist Donna A. Lewis, an attorney at Homeland Security, admits she "clearly needs an outlet for the stress of working in the nationâ€™s capital." Lewis taught herself to draw in law school (where doodling was the only escape from reality) and to write punch lines in the courtroom (no disrespect to judges, attorneys, plaintiffs or defendants intended). Lewis comes from "an annoyingly funny family" that provides material faster than she can "translate it into a written product." Now, she says, "The years of listening to their absurd notions about the world are finally providing value to my life." Lewis states that no family members were harmed in the creation of this strip, and some names were left unchanged in order to incriminate those deserving of such.
Donna A. Lewis
Reply All Lite: for people too lazy busy to read a whole strip Reply All highlights those moments in today's information-overloaded environment when you forget your adult-self and toss the megaphone to your fifth-grade inner child. Its main character, Lizzie is a busy-single-woman-with-successful-career-in-the-big-city who has a lot of those moments. Cartoonist Donna A. Lewis, an attorney at Homeland Security, admits she "clearly needs an outlet for the stress of working in the nationâ€™s capital." Lewis taught herself to draw in law school (where doodling was the only escape from reality) and to write punch lines in the courtroom (no disrespect to judges, attorneys, plaintiffs or defendants intended). Lewis comes from "an annoyingly funny family" that provides material faster than she can "translate it into a written product." Now, she says, "The years of listening to their absurd notions about the world are finally providing value to my life." Lewis states that no family members were harmed in the creation of this strip, and some names were left unchanged in order to incriminate those deserving of such.
Reply All Lite
Donna A. Lewis
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
Cat lovers adore this strip! Nicole Hollander uses her strong cast of characters -- a fairy godmother, the Woman Who Does Everything More Beautifully Than You, demon dogs and malicious cats -- to discuss social issues. Sylvia provides advice on everything from feminism to fashion, making it a hit with female readers.
Viivi and Wagner is a story about a girl who lives with a pig. They love each other very much. Viivi wants to have children but they can’t because they are different species. Wagner doesn’t mind.
Viivi & Wagner
Watch Your Head chronicles the lives of six students attending Oliver Otis University. The strip is told largely through the eyes of Cory, a freshman who’s academically brilliant and socially awkward, especially with girls. His first friend at Otis U. is Omar, a recluse who some suspect is tied umbilically to his computer. Quincy, Omar’s friend (and therefore Cory’s friend by default), seems primarily to be studying women and fun and rarely has a serious moment. Kevin is a foreigner times two, one of the few whites on the predominantly black campus, and Canadian to boot. Robin is the object of Cory’s crush, the woman who leaves him befuddled and tongue-tied. And Jason is Cory’s roommate and polar opposite.
Watch Your Head
A rarity in the comics, 9 Chickweed Lane spotlights music and dance with superb artistry that complements Brooke McEldowney's strong-minded characters. A popular comic strip about three generations of family, 9 Chickweed Lane features strong characters, flights of fancy and an intuitive grasp of all kinds of relationships. The strip was recognized in 2006 for its brilliant artistry and intellectual humor when it was named Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society. The strip appears in 60 newspapers worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Calgary Sun and Columbus Dispatch. Central character Edda Burber is dancing to the beat of a different drummer these days as McEldowney focuses 9 Chickweed Lane more on the story of a young woman who moves away from home to perform with a prestigious metropolitan ballet company in New York City. Although it may seem like a completely new strip, 9 Chickweed Lane is peopled with very familiar friends, like furry feline Solange, and Edda's childhood friend and recent love interest, Amos.
9 Chickweed Lane