TPCLP: Cartoons/Comic Strips

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Resources & Links

Key Terms

Beatle Bailey (comic strip)
Berkeley Breathed — cartoonist (See also: Bloom County, Opus)
Bloom County (comic strip)
The Boondocks (comic strip/political)
Calvin and Hobbes (comic strip)
Dilbert (comic strip)
Doonesbury (comic strip/political) (See also: Gary Trudeau)
The Far Side (comic strip)
FoxTrot (comic strip)
Opus
Peanuts (comic strip)
Garry Trudeau (See also: Doonesbury)

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  • http://crankshaw.blogspot.com/ Donald S. Crankshaw

    I don’t see any online strips. Granted, they don’t have quite the cultural power of other syndicated strips, but they’re gaining. Perhaps this belongs in another category, but I’ll try to add a few.
    Hmm, it’s hard for me to do this without just listing my favorites, but I would definitely add:
    Sluggy Freelance
    Kevin and Kell
    Sinfest
    Nukees
    It’s Walky!
    Day by Day
    Instead of listing my favorites, I’ve tried to list webcomics that were either very popular or influential on other webcomics. Since I don’t know that much about webcomic history, I’m just guessing on some of these. I discuss my favorites plenty on my own blog.

  • http://crankshaw.blogspot.com Donald S. Crankshaw

    I don’t see any online strips. Granted, they don’t have quite the cultural power of other syndicated strips, but they’re gaining. Perhaps this belongs in another category, but I’ll try to add a few.
    Hmm, it’s hard for me to do this without just listing my favorites, but I would definitely add:
    Sluggy Freelance
    Kevin and Kell
    Sinfest
    Nukees
    It’s Walky!
    Day by Day
    Instead of listing my favorites, I’ve tried to list webcomics that were either very popular or influential on other webcomics. Since I don’t know that much about webcomic history, I’m just guessing on some of these. I discuss my favorites plenty on my own blog.

  • Kevin

    How can you go without “Peanuts” or “Beatle Bailey”???????

  • Kevin

    How can you go without “Peanuts” or “Beatle Bailey”???????

  • http://prosthesis.blogspot.com/ Macht

    Fox Trot
    I don’t know if things like the Simpsons and The Family Guy go here or under television, but they definitely go somewhere.

  • http://prosthesis.blogspot.com Macht

    Fox Trot
    I don’t know if things like the Simpsons and The Family Guy go here or under television, but they definitely go somewhere.