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Comics I Follow

Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Clay Jones

Clay Jones

Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake

By Mike Morgan
Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

By Lalo Alcaraz
Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

Prickly City

Prickly City

By Scott Stantis
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Shoe

Shoe

By Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Pluggers

Pluggers

By Rick McKee
Birdbrains

Birdbrains

By Thom Bluemel
9 to 5

9 to 5

By Harley Schwadron
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
The Middle Age

The Middle Age

By Steve Conley
Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes en Español

Calvin and Hobbes en Español

By Bill Watterson
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans and Karen Evans
Garfield

Garfield

By Jim Davis
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Strange Brew

Strange Brew

By John Deering
Wrong Hands

Wrong Hands

By John Atkinson
Glasbergen Cartoons

Glasbergen Cartoons

By Randy Glasbergen
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
Aunty Acid

Aunty Acid

By Ged Backland
The Flying McCoys

The Flying McCoys

By Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy
The Argyle Sweater

The Argyle Sweater

By Scott Hilburn
Close to Home

Close to Home

By John McPherson
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Off the Mark

Off the Mark

By Mark Parisi
Loose Parts

Loose Parts

By Dave Blazek
Free Range

Free Range

By Bill Whitehead
Half Full

Half Full

By Maria Scrivan
Speed Bump

Speed Bump

By Dave Coverly
In the Bleachers

In the Bleachers

By Ben Zaehringer
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Mother Goose and Grimm

Mother Goose and Grimm

By Mike Peters
Baby Blues

Baby Blues

By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
Crankshaft

Crankshaft

By Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis
Crabgrass

Crabgrass

By Tauhid Bondia
Sherman's Lagoon

Sherman's Lagoon

By Jim Toomey
The Duplex

The Duplex

By Glenn McCoy
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

By Jan Eliot
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Baldo

Baldo

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Baldo en Español

Baldo en Español

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Drabble

Drabble

By Kevin Fagan
Adam@Home

Adam@Home

By Rob Harrell
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Peanuts

Peanuts

By Charles Schulz
Snoopy en Español

Snoopy en Español

By Charles Schulz
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
Overboard

Overboard

By Chip Dunham
The Fusco Brothers

The Fusco Brothers

By J.C. Duffy
Lio

Lio

By Mark Tatulli
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzán en Español

Tarzán en Español

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Home and Away

Home and Away

By Steve Sicula
One Big Happy

One Big Happy

By Rick Detorie
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Bliss

Bliss

By Harry Bliss
Bound and Gagged

Bound and Gagged

By Dana Summers
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

By Al Capp
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Gary Markstein

Gary Markstein

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Home and Away

Home and Away

By Steve Sicula
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans and Karen Evans
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on Mike Luckovich

    — Yep, one kid gets his eye poked out with a dart set and darts are severely restricted.

    Meanwhile, tens of thousands get shot in mass murder incidents with battlefield weapons and war and any slightest attempt to common-sense protective regulatory oversight is blocked.

    I guess the gun manufacturers have better lobbyists than the dart manufacturers.

  2. 1 day ago on Mike Luckovich

    — @kaffekup is right. The McDonald’s coffee case is badly misunderstood. The plaintiff deserved every penny of that settlement.

    The case was Liebeck v. McDonald’s [D-202 CV-93-02419 1995WL360309] (08/18/1994) in the United States Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico.

    The myth of the multi-million dollar “frivolous” lawsuit over a spilled cup of McDonald’s coffee is part of the corporate war on consumers.

    Jurors who made the decision were interviewed later.They said that their first impressions were, like so many others who just get a superficial exposure, “Are you crazy? $2.86 million for a spilled cup of coffee?”

    As you suggest, their first impression was to laugh her out of court.

    But when they heard the whole story, they quickly returned the verdict they did.

    The victim was an elderly who lady suffered extremely serious burns across much of her pelvic area.

    The plaintiffs discovered internal McDonald’s documents proving that they knew the coffee was about 20° too hot, but at that temperature it created a scent that made people hungry. There had already been HUNDREDS of lawsuits for small amounts, and the memos showed that McDonald’s made a deliberate business decision that lots of small lawsuits in exchange for higher sales volumes were the cost of doing business and worth it.

    They made the deliberate, INTENTIONAL decision to harm people for profit.

    The large judgment was a punitive damage award to punish the corporation for INTENTIONAL, planned injury caused to others. The message was simple: it will NOT be the “cost of doing business” — it will no longer be a few thousand dollars at a time; it will be multiple millions.

    It will no longer be profitable to hurt people.

    And it worked. McDonald’s revised their coffee policy.

  3. 2 days ago on Jeff Stahler

    The Alabama Supreme Court, ruling under Alabama state law, says that a fertilized embryo is the equivalent of a child.

    So based on that state ruling under state law, clearly that would mean Alabama taxpayers can now claim all the excess embryos created during the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process as child tax deduction, as well as any other child tax credit that applies. Those excess embryos produced could number in the tens.

    I am predicting Alabama state income tax revenues are going to take a big hit this year.

    But good luck in trying to claim a federal tax credit on the federal tax returns with the IRS which is not subject to the absurdities of Alabama insanity.

  4. 2 days ago on Rob Rogers

    — Flag sparingly. If we “cry wolf” too frequently, the moderators ignore when there is a legitimate threat or posting of personal information (doxxing) etc.

    I rarely flag and only in the most extreme, egregious cases such as threats or doxxing. If a troll wants to call me names or try to redirect the thread down tangential rabbit holes, I point it out and hold him up to ridicule for the benefit of those who share my perspective, but really it says more about themselves than about me.

  5. 3 days ago on Rob Rogers

    — While it seems conservatives acknowledge that they do not care about anyone other than those in their immediate circle (or political jurisdiction), the reality remains that empathetic, caring, compassionate people do care about others.

    No matter where they are, we want to see the alleviation of suffering and the protection of basic human rights. No, I do not want to tell Alabama what their speed limit should be, what their income, sales or property tax rates should be (even though I have strong opinions on what constitutes fair taxation policy), what the price of cotton should be, or any other issue basic to their local jurisdiction. But when conservatives openly start at the state level with the stated goal of imposing their religious tyranny on everyone nationwide, there is a more direct interest in protect human rights.

    But beyond that, when it comes to basic human rights for women, for those of African or Indigenous descent, for those who are disabled, for marriage equality or same-sex relations, yes, I want to protect those rights wherever they be, in other states or in other countries such as Ukraine, Gaza, Russia, North Korea, China or anywhere else.

    And yes, you raise an important and troubling aspect of the Alabama case. Yes, the Chief Justice (a position once held by child molester Roy Moore) did invoke god and his RELIGIOUS opinion into his legal order. This violates an important principle of separating church from state and, yes, this is religious oppression and a violation of basic human rights and I don’t care which state or country it is happening in, I will speak out against it.

  6. 3 days ago on Rob Rogers

    — THAT is the threat to In Vitro Fertilization. Alabama and other states (with national proposals on the horizon) are not directly outlawing IVF per se. But by saying that each fertilized embryo is the equivalent of a child, and the reality that in order to maximize the chance of a favorable outcome more embryos get produced than can ever be successfully implanted, the fact of how to dispose of all the unused, unimplanted embryos is now equated with an actual child, means that disposing of unused excess embryos becomes the legal equivalent of mass murder.

  7. 3 days ago on Rob Rogers

    No surprise that Trumpublican cult worshippers insist on dictating to others who they should care about, what opinions they should hold and what they can comment on.

  8. 3 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Some people only care about those within their own narrow circle.

    Some people care what happens to others no matter where — in other cities, in other states, in other countries, in other continents. People care about suffering in Gaza, in Africa, in Bangladesh, in Ukraine, in Alabama and also note that what is happening in Alabama is what today’s Trumpublican cult worshippers are trying to impose on everyone nationwide, including those in blue states like New York, Illinois or California.

    But it is no surprise that a conservative cannot understand how anyone could care about others that are not part of their own narrow circle.

  9. 3 days ago on Rob Rogers

    — Your desire to CHANGE THE SUBJECT of this thread to go down the rabbit hole of a minor tangential reference, and your inaccurate mischaracterization of my refusal to join you, have been duly noted and respectfully rejected.

    Do you have any relevant comment to make about today’s cartoon and the actual subject of this thread, about how today’s Trumpublican cult wants to OUTLAW IN VITRO FERTILIZATION that helps struggling women build families of children who would be wanted, loved and cared for?

  10. 3 days ago on Rob Rogers

    — I did address your point and provide alternative sources for those who wish to pursue it further.

    I am satisfied with my response as it fits into this thread; when the subject of Russian interference is the actual topic of the cartoon and the ensuing discussion, that will be time for further in-depth examination of the details.

    But again, BACK TO THE ACTUAL SUBJECT, I understand your eagerness to glom onto a minor aside that I made and CHANGE THE SUBJECT from an issue that today’s Trumpublican cult is pushing to OUTLAW IN VITRO FERTILIZATION that helps women build families of wanted children, because of your party’s desire to control every aspect of women’s bodies and private lives, but which is extremely unpopular with women (both PROgressive and even Republican women) and PROgressive men who are not threatened by empowered women as weak, insecure little man-boys are, but appreciate the contribution with which they enrich our culture and civilization.

    So do you have anything to add to the actual topic here?