Mr. Lowe follows the life of Cal Lowe, a new fourth-grade teacher who constantly discovers that real life does not seem to mirror his ideals. CAST INFO MR. LOWE: Cal Lowe has never taught before and has no credentials whatsoever. He is hired as part of an emergency certification program to fill a teacher shortage. His ineptitude in the classroom is only matched by his optimism and determination to do well by his students. Though every attempt to gain control of his classroom fails, he never gives up trying. QUENTIN: Quentin is a student in Mr. LoweÕs fourth grade class, along with his twin sister Shanika. He abounds with energy and constantly pushes Mr. Lowe to see where his limits are. Outside of class, he is a budding filmmaker. Despite assurances otherwise, he is convinced he was named after Quentin Tarrantino. SHANIKA: Shanika is a student in Mr. Lowe's class with her twin brother Quentin. Though she is very bright and highly motivated (she is already planning where sheÕs going to college), her loud mouth and boisterous attitude sometimes get her in trouble. ABIGAIL: Cal's friend Abigail frequently meets with him at the local coffee house to talk about his troubles in the classroom. GUS: Cal's roommate Gus is, like, totally into extreme sports and is always seeking a greater adrenaline rush. MS. STICKLER: Ms. Stickler is the firm but loving principal of Mr. LoweÕs school. MR. BROWN: Mr. Brown is a veteran teacher who is serving as a mentor to Mr. Lowe.
Nancy was created in the 1930s by Ernie Bushmiller. Since 1995, the strip has been drawn and written by Guy Gilchrist. Nancy is famed for its gentle humor and playful sight gags. Nancy remains a devoted friend to her pal Sluggo, her Aunt Fritzi, and many others. Her childlike innocence never wavers.
Set the flux capacitor for 1955 as we journey back in time to the Golden Age of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy! By this time, Bushmiller had been drawing Nancy for well over twenty years and had honed the strip’s formula for success to a fine edge. Put on your poodle skirt and your bobby sox and join Nancy, Sluggo and Aunt Fritzi on their daily journey through the hilarious (with an occasional side trip to the surreal)!
Baby-boomers Charlie and Jeannie could enjoy the peacefulness and quietude that belongs to empty nesters - if their children would actually leave them alone. Three generations of the Stevens family provide a readers with a poignant and hysterical depiction of parenting, grandparenting and kids.
Meet the Deweys: Norm mows the lawn at 10 p.m. ... Claire and her punk band dial it to 11 when they practice in the basement ... Jake just set fire to the neighbor's compost heap ... and Jan is simply trying to keep up with the bills. Just another day in the neighborhood. They're the Next Door Neighbors -- stop by and say hello. Meet the Dewey family: Not-so-proud patriarch Norm works (sleepwalks through) a nondescript blue-collar job, loves beer (and cocktails) and spends most of his time in sloth-like bliss in front of the TV and parking cars in the lawn. His idea of fitness is binge-watching "The Biggest Loser." Norm's better half, Jan, works part-time, is a voracious reader, and essentially keeps everything running smoothly at Chez Dewey ... someone has to. Claire, their 17-year old daughter, is rude ... with 'tude to spare ... plays bass in a punk band, writes songs, and just wants to go on tour ... anything to get out of 6th period math class. Twelve-year-old Jake is often found sporting a D average in school, excels in advanced-placement detention, and works hard to be the bad influence to all the other kids in the neighborhood. They're loud ... they're obnoxious ... and definitely not the model family ... They're the Deweys -- and they live next door.
Next Door Neighbors
Nick Galifianakis spins the pain of dating, mothers-in-law, “beneficial” friends, and more into humor we all can use, whether we like it or not. With searing and astute observations on life, love, relationships, and pet camaraderie, Nick's intricate black-and-white drawings paired with his biting wit and a pointed message: If we can’t laugh at ourselves, he’ll do it for us. These are uncomfortable, but true, cartoons about you.
Nick and Zuzu
The Norm 4.0 comic is about ‘the boy who DID grow up.’ Even though there are now four of them, Norm is still trying to figure it all out before his two kids grow up and he and his wife, Reine (French for queen), grow too old. Married with kids and dogs and parents and friends and work? Yep, that’s now the norm.
The Norm 4.0
Michael Jantze¹s The Norm is the comic strip for the every-person -- that is, if that person is a little bit geeky, in touch with their inner child, constantly confused by the opposite sex, and willing to be a little goofy just to keep things normal! The clever dialogue and bold art style are perfectly complementary to the unique observations and imaginative adventures of the title character - Theodore Norman Miller.
The Norm Classics
Oh, Brother! stars the sibling duo of Bud and Lily, who humorously interact within the leafy confines of their middle-class suburban home and neighborhood. Whether they are playing together in the family room or running amok in the schoolyard, Bud and Lily elevate the act of one-upmanship to Code Red levels. Lily is the quintessential slightly older and far more sensible sister. She takes it upon herself to look after her uninhibited, prank-loving younger brother, Bud. While Lily wins the occasional battle with her cool-headed maturity, Bud is intent on winning the war with his brazen brand of mischief. Despite their obvious differences, Bud and Lily love each other deeply and have a strong sibling bond. Pure and simple, Oh, Brother! speaks to the mischievous inner child that exists in all of us." This comic updates: M W F
Bob Weber Jr. and Jay Stephens
The step into adulthood is a scary one. So much is new, unfamiliar, frightening, incomprehensible. Claire has just taken this step. She’s moved from her parents’ to her own apartment, to start life as an "adult". Armed with a good heart and an optimistic spirit, her challenge is she still has so much to learn about life: the nuts and bolts of managing a job, a home, how people interact, relationships, planning for her future, and so much more. We’ve all been through this. In fact we go through it every day. We all know how tough, but also funny, it can be, as we move through life’s situations if we take our knocks with good humor. And we know also how very rewarding it can be when we actually occasionally get things right.
On A Claire Day
Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett
Rick Detorie brings together 3 generations in his whimsical strip. From the kids Ruthie and Joe, to their parents Ellen and Frank, and yes, even the grandparents who live next door: Rose and Nick, hey, it’s one big happy!
One Big Happy
Over the Hedge, created by T Lewis and Michael Fry, takes a satiric look at suburban living from the perspective of RJ, a gluttonous raccoon, Verne, a sad sack turtle, and Hammy, a manic squirrel/Elder God.
Over the Hedge
T Lewis and Michael Fry
The most beloved comic strip in history. Dive into 50 years of Good ol' Charlie Brown and his pals.
In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Peanuts, we’re restarting this iconic comic strip from the very beginning. Follow along as we stroll down memory lane with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole gang as they retrace the adventures that began on newspaper funny pages in 1950. Those were the days!
Phoebe and Her Unicorn is the story of a friendship between a little girl and a mythical creature. This strip brings a little bit of warmth magic into a world desperately in need of it. Dana Simpson's beautiful art and sharp humor are a delight.
Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Pickles, syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group for more than 15 years, tells the story of Earl and Opal Pickles as they enjoy their golden years surrounded by friends and family.
Pooch Cafe is the story of a cheese-loving, squirrel-fearing, kibble-desiring, toilet-drinking mutt named Poncho. Unhinged by his master Chaz's marriage to a "cat person," Poncho escapes to Pooch Cafe for some canine camaraderie and to further their plot to rid the Earth of all cats with a giant catapult.
Remember those transitional years between childhood and adolescence -- the days when you were playing on the swing set one minute, and daydreaming about the fifth-grade love of your life the next? This is the life of Teena Keene -- almost 11 years old, a fifth grader and a good student. She’s an avid inline skater and not quite ready to give up her dolls. But makeup and boys, particularly Gordo Brandt, are beginning to vie for her attention. Teena teeters between child and budding teen, and enjoys being a little of both.
Duncan is a sweet Scottish terrier who lives comfortably with some humans and a cat. The humans are writers, and the cat is ... a cat. Expect clever observations about life, work, writing and middle age, and of course the occasional pun.
Dogs, bosses, garden slugs, who sits next to who at Thanksgiving, cheating at golf, fretting the night away, carping couples on long trips, eating over the sink, toenail clippings, cosmic order, hairballs, flop sweat, coughing into one's elbow, clogged pipes, clogged arteries, parking crooked at the mall. That's what real life is all about. And that's what Real Life Adventures is all about. For nearly two decades, Lance (Aldrich) and Gary (Wise) have drawn, and drawn from, the everyday stuff that we all slog through. And on any given day, they like to think their little square slice of life is a nice change from the rickety roller coaster the rest of the world seems to be. Want to share your life's goofiosity with them? Just post here.
Real Life Adventures
Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of going to space and loves baseball, and his dog Rover, a loyal friend and chaser of squirrels. Whether flying through space, bouncing on the moon, fishing, waiting for Popsicle Pete, or delivering the paper, these two friends do everything together.
Red and Rover
The Adventure Comic Strip is Back -- With a Twist -- in "Rip Haywire." Rip Haywire is a danger- and cheese-loving man of action with a growing family, a dog, and a whole host of goons and villains gunning for him. The wisecracks fly faster than the bullets.
Rose is Rose presents the extraordinary, everyday life of the Gumbo family: Rose, Jimbo and Pasquale. Readers relish the romance in the Gumbo marriage, the appearance of surprising alter egos and the antics of the family kitten, Peekaboo.
Rose is Rose
Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Rudy Park is the barista at the House of Java, where everybody not only knows your name but is all up in your grill. Rudy, a dot-com casualty whose paycheck never recovered, is addicted to high-tech gadgetry. While caffeine-fueled HoJ customers vie for the "Who Can Annoy Rudy the Most" crown, Rudy's boss-the always-do-well-but-ne'er-do-good owner of HoJ-always wins. Cartoonist Darrin Bell earned his degree in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. His award-winning cartoons have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune and on "60 Minutes." Although he took a break from editorial cartoons soon after 9/11, he began drawing them again for syndication in 2013. In the '90s, Bell partnered with writer Theron Heir and the two launched Rudy Park. Today, Bell both draws and writes the strip as well as the Candorville comic strip.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir
Sheldon is a weird, wonderful little strip...with geeky characters, all-ages storylines, and lots of pop-culture nerdiness. Twice nominated for "Best Humor" in the Eisner Awards, Sheldon centers on a wonderfully odd little family: A boy, his duck, and the grandfather that raises them both. But the strip is also famous for venturing away from the main cast and into stand-alone comics and storyline, too. So there’s occasional delightful weirdness.
From 2000 to 2003, Jerry Bittle, creator of Geech, drew this warm-hearted look at the lives of modern divorced mom Shirley and her eight-year-old son, Louis. GoComics is proud to present readers with a chance to view those classic strips.
Shirley and Son Classics
Whether they are arguing about The Perfesser’s bad writing or offering each other advice on the opposite sex, Shoe's treetop crew of characters maintains a comical, spirited banter.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Shortcuts is an entertaining educational comic with bold art, cool facts and fun puzzles.
The Nutz family is definitely not the Cleavers, the Waltons or the Bradys. But you'll undoubtedly recognize them anyway. Most likely, they're a lot like the family you grew up in... where the battle for the last chicken leg is comparable to the Battle of Bull Run, sibling rivalry is putting it mildly, and family values usually refers to a coupon book. Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski stars hard-working Roy Nutz, his loving wife Pat, and their battling brood - sons Roy-boy and Andrew, daughter Babs and rambunctious dog Rosco. Stromoski is the seventh in a family of 12 children. Growing up in such a large family has given him an especially developed sense of humor that he has expressed through drawing from the moment he could pick up a pencil. A self-taught cartoonist and humorous illustrator, his work has appeared in national magazines, children's and humor books, newspapers, licensed products, national advertising and network television. Stromoski's greeting cards have become best-sellers for several major companies. He has won four Louie Awards for outstanding greeting card design. He has been nominated for his illustration work by the National Cartoonists Society 12 times and was awarded the Reuben division award for best greeting cards in 1995 and 1998, and for magazine gag cartoons in 1999. An NCS board member since 1997, he was elected president in 2005.
Soup to Nutz
The Stones are an extended, blended family living in two high-energy households where only the agile survive.