I like to start each day by running down a llist of about a dozen comic strips and blogs. The comics are ones that I cannot get locally, as they are not carried by either the daily or weekly papers. A couple of days ago, I talked about Horsey, the Op-Ed cartoonist at the Seattle P.I.. There are more..... I balance Doonesbury, for example, with Mallard Filmore. Doonesbury I grew up with, almost from Day One; Mallard Fillmore is a right-wing talking duck who is a newspaper reporter. Both point out very real issues with a stated point of view. An online comic I JUST ran across - "Day by Day" (it's been around since 2002!) is a great story, featuring "yuppies" (can we still use that term?) who live in New York (I think) and struggle with politics and making a living. Very well drawn, sharp humor and it requires a real keen awareness of what's going on to fully appreciate. An example is below:
It as available at: http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/
The website archives strips back to late 2002 when it began.
Another, more of a "silly" nature is the "Meaning of Lila". The day-to-day adventures of a single working woman who has adopted a brilliant young girl with cancer. Her best friends are all gay, it seems and she spends a LOT of time in Starbucks and bars. She's kind of a bimbo, but a kind hearted bimbo. It too is archived back to 2005. Occasionally there's some political comment mixed in with the humor but it's mostly just well-thought out entertainmant.
This one's at: www.gocomics.com/meaningoflila/
The last one I'll review today is certainly the wierdest.....Skinhorse
Project Skinhorse is a government-funded agency, set up to look after the results of various "mad scientist" experiements, that resulted in an assortmant of really odd beings. A STOL aircraft with a human brain implanted to run the controls is one. A bright talking dog is another. "Unity" resulted from a zombie experiment. The "Boss" is a hive of bees that thinks collectively. The leader of the group is a cross-dressing psychologist. Moustachio the Thinkonium is a steampunkish wind-up clockwork brain. And on and on....
The archives go back a couple of years to the start of the strip.
From the cartoon's website: