Today, my wife and I and some friends went over to the Grapevine Antique Mall which is managed by my good friend and fellow guitar player and singer, Charles Weems. I checked some old books, and found two used books of different Calvin & Hobbs cartoons.
Got me to thinking . . . which of all the comic strip cartoons are the best?
In my humble opinion . . .
1) Calvin & Hobbs . . . funny, witty, reminds me of all the stuff my kids pulled when they were little. It was funny them also.
2) Tumbleweeds . . . especially the jokes with Wart Wimble, the town gravedigger, or Ham & Beans, the two mule-skinners. A very close 2nd to Calvin & Hobbs. The C & H artwork is better.
3) The Wizard of Id . . . in my opinion, Johnny Hart's best effort.
4) B.C. . . . another Johnny Hart cartoon . . . the poems by the old peg-legged guy were always funny . . . dumb, but funny.
5) The Far-Side comics . . . a bit too much like South Park . . . making fun of everything . . . I used to get a Far-Side desk calendar every year, with a cartoon for every day . . . hmmmmm, I wonder why that stopped???
Peanuts would probably be on the list of favorite comics for many people my age . . . I used to think Peanuts was funny . . . then I came to believe they were mostly cute . . . now I think that, in truth, most of the Peanuts comics were really quite sad.
What are your favorites?
I am daily overwhelmed by my blessings . . . ><>