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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 06:39 AM
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Calvin and Hobbes - best comic strip of all time?
Bloom County
Far Side
Fox Trot
Krazy Kat
Peanuts
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 06:46 AM
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1. Sorry, Walt Kelly's Pogo wipes them all out.
Walt Kelly at Wikipedia

The original and the best.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:21 AM
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2. What about Doonesbury? n/t
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:54 AM
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3. Krazy Kat #1, Pogo # 2
Krazy Kat started it all.
Also from Wikipedia
"Krazy Kat is a comic strip created by George Herriman that appeared in U.S. newspapers between 1913 and 1944,"
which makes it even earlier than Pogo which did not begin until 1943.
Kelly took up where Herriman left off.

Then Calvin and Hobbes #3
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quickesst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:05 AM
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4. Without a doubt.....
Number One with a bullet. Gary Larson's "FAR SIDE". :thumbsup: Thanks.
quickesst
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:07 AM
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5. It's up there...intelligent, sometimes quite profound, nicely drawn, funny
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Ex Lion Tamer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:17 AM
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6. Off topic, but . . .
I noticed your sig line. Did you see that Pynchon's new book is out this month?!!!!!!
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:36 AM
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7. Does anything beat "The Crying of Lot 49"? LOVE that book!
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:53 AM
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10. Well ..... Gravity's Rainbow?
:9
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Ex Lion Tamer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 10:20 AM
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13. Greetings fellow Pynchon fans!
I too prefer Gravity's Rainbow over Lot 49, but let's not quibble! He's amazing.
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:39 AM
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8. Not only that but the desription on Amazon is written by Pynchon
here

"Let the reader decide, let the reader beware. Good luck.

--Thomas Pynchon"

Personally, I don't think it's off topic given Pynchon's love of comics.

That reminds me, I need to pre-order ....
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:37 AM
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14. No, I've been consumed with a work project
I'll have to check it it. Thanks for the heads up! :hi:
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:40 AM
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9. I'd have to put "Sylvia" (by Nicole Hollander) up there
Edited on Sun Nov-12-06 08:41 AM by soothsayer





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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 09:23 AM
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11. Possibly.
Beats the rest you've posted anyway, hands down.
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Bok_Tukalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 09:27 AM
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12. One of my favorites
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:38 AM
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15. Monte rules !
Fox Trot yeah!
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cadmium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:49 AM
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16. The Boondocks and Non-squiter are my favorites
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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:50 PM
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17. This is political? n/t
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:08 PM
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26. My bad - it was intended for the lounge
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 01:35 PM
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18. Yes. Consistently funny, and the writing was actually poetry.
Loved it.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 01:38 PM
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19. I have to say that I am a huge Far Side fan!!!
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 01:53 PM
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20. My top three
Doonesbury -I'd put this at number 1 because of scope and longevity

2 and 3 would be a tossup between Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County. Though all Berke Breathed attempts after Bloom County were just pale rehashings.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 01:57 PM
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21. I love 'Calvin and Hobbes'!
Also 'Doonesbury' and 'Peanuts'.
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 02:02 PM
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22. C&H is always my favorite, but...
i've been addicted to Alison Bechdel's "Dykes to Watch Out For" for probably the last 10 yrs. or so.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 03:08 PM
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23. The Far Side...with a couple cartoons to express my undyin' love for Gary Larson....
Edited on Sun Nov-12-06 03:10 PM by jus_the_facts
...my absolute favorite comic strip EVER! :D





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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 09:05 PM
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38. love, love, love the Far Side


:D
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 03:18 PM
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24. not even close
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:30 PM
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28. I love Red Meat - it's so twisted
And Doonesbury, original Bloom County and the Far Side (Gary Larson is a fellow alumnus) but there was just something about Calvin that spoke to me. His musings about death and dying with the baby raccoon series was surprisingly moving for a mere comic strip.

Here is a Far Side I bet no one here has ever seen. Gary designed the cover of our homecoming football program in 1997:



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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 03:24 PM
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25. definitely in my top all time list, that is for certain:
Calvin
Doonesbury
Foxtrot
Peanuts (esp the first 15 years)
Far Side
Boondocks
Non Sequiter

and I also LOVE

Rose is Rose
Baby Blues
9 Chickweed Lane
For Better or For Worse

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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:13 PM
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27. It's definitely way up there...
I went home a few weekends ago, and found all of my old C&H Treasury books, as well as the Peanuts collections from when I was a little kid. I re-read all of the Peanuts books, and was struck by how melancholy the feel of that strip was. Charlie Brown's hopefulness in the face of near-constant defeat is unusual...
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:38 PM
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29. I LOVED them
Also Bloom County. My freakin paper doesn't carry Opus and that pissed me off to no end. I have to read online toons. Here is one I'm enjoying atm, but you have to be a geeker gamer to appreciate it http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:39 PM
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30. 'Peanuts' was around for more than 50 years
It was published all over the world and it had more influence on society than virtually any other pop-culture icon.

No contest.

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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:47 PM
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31. That it could achieve all this and still yet not be the least bit funny
is indeed noteworthy.

I do have a space in my heart for Peanuts, it has to be said. But you look back on it, and it's just not very funny! The Far Side, on the other hand: funny. Bloom County was funny too.

Peanuts, not so much. And yet, like the Dude, it abides. So there's got to be something there.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:54 PM
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33. 'Funny' is in the eye of the beholder
And millions of beholders would disagree with you.

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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:59 PM
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36. That's very true.
I do like Peanuts, and I'm glad it exists, but I also sometimes wonder at its popularity and longevity.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:53 PM
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32. YES.
I've been a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan since I was about eight or nine years old. I have:

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (compilation of Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed is Drooling) (first one I got, recieved for Christmas in either 1987 or 1988)
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes (compilation of Yukon Ho! and Weirdos from Another Planet)
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
There's Treasure Everywhere
The Days are Just Packed
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
It's a Magical World (for some reason, though, there are about 30 pages missing!)
The Calvin and Hobbes 10th Anniversary Book
I also used to have The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book, but I lost it when we moved.

So, except for the 30 or so pages that are missing from IAMW, I have every strip.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:55 PM
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34. At least in the top 3
Doonesbury is up there and perhaps "Over the Hedge" as the third.

Dilbert is up there but not quiet in the top 3.

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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 08:16 PM
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35. Dilbert and the Boondocks are much better.
Calvin and Hobbes just aren't entertaining to me.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 09:03 PM
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37. Hard to choose between C&H and The Far Side
I love them both.
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