Best/worst comic strips.

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    VG_Addict

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    What are the best comic strips, in your opinion? The Worst comic strips?
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    BCDE is the worst by far.
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    Off the top of my head....

    Best:
    Calvin & Hobbes
    Pearls Before Swine
    Fireflower (RIP)
    Hark A Vagrant
    XKCD
    Non Sequitur
    The Far Side
    Bloom County/Outland/Opus

    Worst:
    Mutts
    The Oatmeal
    Mutts again
    Adam4d
    Mark Trail
    Brenda Starr
    Cathy

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    ^I've never heard of Fireflower, Hark A Vagrant, or Bloom County, but the rest of your best is exactly what I'd have said. If we're counting webcomics, (and I guess we are since XKCD is there?) then I'll add Awkward Zombie and Let's Speak English!

    Worst:
    The Family Circus
    Blondie
    Mutts

    There are a lot of other strips (Mark Trail, Cathy, whatever that "Love is" one is called) that I actively dislike, but not they're not on the seemingly deliberately unfunny level of those three.
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    I haven't read newspaper comics in ages, apart from the (amazing) Calvin & Hobbes collection I own. I remember liking FoxTrot, Pearls Before Swine, and Get Fuzzy. I know there were comics I hated, but I can't remember any.
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    Well, there aren't really any newspaper comics I like no more. 'Dilbert' is pretty good. Also 'Calvin and Hobbes', 'Peanuts' and 'The Far Side'.

    Does 'Mad' count? I really like the old 'Mad', like, from the fifties. Also the version of 'Mad' that existed when I was a kid. Nowadays 'Mad' is kind of garbage. Writing really crapped out when I was in high school (the Fundalini pages are sh*t content for toddlers) (not to mention all the dang ads-------------like thirty pages of ads for DC Entertainment in every issue. Like that's what I'm reading 'Mad' for, right).

    Webcomics? 'Daisy Owl' is great. 'Oglaf', too. (EDIT: Forgot 'Creased Comics', 'Girl Genius' and 'Chimneyspeak'.)
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    It's been a while since I've read a newspaper. At my university, they gave out free copies of the local newspaper daily, so I actually read a lot of newspaper strips and articles. Also discovered my love of word jumbles that way.

    Anyway, I remember always hating For Better or For Worse, The Argyle Sweater, B.C., Hi and Lois, and Baby Blues. Basically anything that was one panel or generally about how being a parent sucks. I think it also goes without saying that Family Circus is a plague that needs to be driven from the Earth.

    I generally liked the more juvenile and "funny" strips like Beetle Bailey, Wizard of Id, Zits, and Foxtrot. There was one about a dog that was sort of square shaped? Can't remember the name of it, but I liked it.
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    family circus is total garbage


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    I Looovve Calvin & Hobbes, Non Sequiter, Far Side, and Bloom Country

    Its been a while since I read Pearls Before swine, but I seem to recall the art style being really bland. Jokes were funny, so I guess that makes up for it?

    I thought Cathy was okay during its run. Maybe I'm actually a sad, middle aged, white lady in disguise since that was basically Cathy's target audience.
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    My favorites (and biggest influences to my work) are Calvin & Hobbes, Foxtrot, Far Side, and Bizarro. I really don't read much webcomics, though.

    Also I must confess: I probably wouldn't be drawing if it weren't for Garfield. Yeah, nowadays it's trite, redundant, ironically memey garbage, but back in the day that comic actually had soul before the dollar signs completely took over. Reading old Garfield books sculpted my ideas for comic strip formatting as a whole.

    On the flip side, I think reading Marmaduke when I was young sculpted my cynicism. Like, in general.
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    ...I still like Garfield.
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