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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:35 pm

I have 3 contenders, in no particular order-


Peanuts.

Charles Schulz was a genius. His strips seemed to be filled with irony, while ostensibly focusing on the day to day exploits of children and animals. There always was a message, provided one cared to look in between the lines.

That his work has continued to be run in the daily rags long after his demise speaks volumes about his insight into the human condition.



POGO


Used to love this as a kid, although it was often dark and impenetrable. Liked the characterizations, some of the rest was lost on me at the time though.


Lil' Abner


Followed this regularly. Al Capps' characterizations were engaging and straightforward and always entertaining. Yet later it became clear he also had a political slant that permeated some of the strips. (Joanie Phony).

Capp often was controversial with his political views. He debated college age students with great vigour, dismissing their views with some disdain! I clearly remember listening to him on the radio during one of these speaking engagements. He was a lightning rod, and not afraid to be outspoken!

Also saw him on the old Johnny Carson show. He always had a cigar in hand, and gesticulated wildly as he pontificated! And he was eventually involved in a scandal which effectively took him out of the public eye.



Honorable mention to-

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople.



And yours?



Cheers,

RR










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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:01 pm

Great list already.

I'd add a classic in its own time, Bloom County.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:08 pm

I'll do the top thee as well, not necessarily in order:

Pogo is no doubt in my top three.

Calvin and Hobbes; thankfully ending on top, though I'd like to see a bit more.

Bringing Up Father; poor Jiggs.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:29 am

definitely Bloom County ! Opus, Steve Dallas, Bill the Cat, just to name a few. Possibly the most politically conscious cartoon to ever be made, and funny as it gets.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:44 am

The Far Side: Pure genius through and through.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:53 pm

I'm glad to see "Our Boarding House" mentioned. That was one of my favorites when I was a kid. Major Hoople (Egad!) was always flustered over something.

Another one I really liked was "Out Our Way."

I also enjoyed "Big George" a lot. It was a single panel comic. I think I liked the artwork of Virgil Partch more than anything.

You know, it's funny...I don't really read the comics much anymore. I still will check out Beetle Bailey and Blondie from time to time.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:03 pm

For teachers, it's hard to beat Calvin & Hobbes.





Besides, I was a terror as a kid just like him, I can relate.

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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:24 pm

Natch wrote:
For teachers, it's hard to beat Calvin & Hobbes.





Alas, a number of colleagues write just like that. . . . (and worse, many think like they write)
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Great responses so far.

Yes, I am a great fan of Calvin and Hobbes as well as Bloom County. Plus many other more contemporary strips.

While they are all classics in their own right, I intended the category to be older strips from primarily the 60's in case that wasn't apparent. So that dates me. Be that as it may.

Some of the more popular strips from that period, say Dick Tracy and Lil' Orphan Annie never grabbed me for some reason. They obviously had their following, just never resonated with me. Go figure!

In any case, please do carry on with your favorite classic strip regardless of the period.



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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:21 pm


I used to get a kick out of B.C.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:30 pm

Red Meat --- agreed.

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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:38 pm

Maybe not a strip,,,maybe not a classic,,,but my favorite was "The Far Side" ,,,,,especially the cows and snakes

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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:18 pm

mark wrote:
Maybe not a strip,,,maybe not a classic,,,but my favorite was "The Far Side" ,,,,,especially the cows and snakes

Yes very funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:22 pm

Moonbeam McSwine of Lil'Abner fame.



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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:04 am

mark wrote:
Maybe not a strip,,,maybe not a classic,,,but my favorite was "The Far Side" ,,,,,especially the cows and snakes

I loved "The Far Side." Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:09 am

sand18f wrote:
Moonbeam McSwine of Lil'Abner fame.





Shouldn't she be in the Favorite Pipe Smoking Celebs thread? She is smoking...........(double entendre font on).
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:00 pm

Hermit wrote:
mark wrote:
Maybe not a strip,,,maybe not a classic,,,but my favorite was "The Far Side" ,,,,,especially the cows and snakes

I loved "The Far Side." Laughing

Arg! How could I forget Gary Larson? cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Let's not forget Mammy Yokum also smoked a cob -




I once had a boyhood crush on Daisy Mae -




Some folks say I remind them of Joe Btfsplk -





Cheers,

RR




Josjor wrote:
sand18f wrote:
Moonbeam McSwine of Lil'Abner fame.





Shouldn't she be in the Favorite Pipe Smoking Celebs thread? She is smoking...........(double entendre font on).
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:01 pm

I'm definatly a fan of

1a. Calvin and Hobbs
1b. The Far Side
Fox Trot

Honorable mention to Pickles, Wizard of Id, Dick Tracy and Rose is Rose
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:17 pm

Hermit wrote:
mark wrote:
Maybe not a strip,,,maybe not a classic,,,but my favorite was "The Far Side" ,,,,,especially the cows and snakes

I loved "The Far Side." Laughing

Man, he did some great stuff.

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:22 am

All that have been mentioned are great. It's a bit depressing when we look at what we are provided with today.

One more honorable mention: Herman.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:36 am

Marmaduke. You could tell the author actually owned Great Danes.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:06 am

Bloom County

Calvin & Hobbes

Peanuts
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite classic funny paper strip   Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:36 pm

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