When I was younger, I looked forward to the Sunday comics every weekend. Several of the comic strips were my favorites and I could actually laugh out loud reading some of them. My favorites were; “Calvin & Hobbes”, “For Better or For Worse”, “Crankshaft”, “Foxtrot”, “Dilbert”, “Funky Winkerbean” and sometimes “B.C.”.
Then something happened…”Calvin & Hobbes” didn’t appear anymore and some of the comic strips became very serious. Especially “Funky Winkerbean” where the wife of one character got breast cancer. It was a powerful, important subject and it took guts to make it into a subject in a comic strip, but when the wife died, I didn’t want to read it again. Not out of boredom, but I felt depressed about it.
Now I’m down to a few of the staples like “Dilbert” (which I can usually relate to), “Frazz”, “For Better or For Worse” and “Sally Forth”. Sometimes I’ll read “Flo” which is a comic strip about senior citizens, and sometimes that one is funny.
Course I think our sense of humor changes as we get older, but I still miss “Calvin & Hobbes”. I have some of his books that came out, but it’s not quite the same. I also have “For Better or for Worse” and “Dilbert” books.
If you read comic strips in the paper, which ones are your favorites?