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GARFIELD CLASSICS takes us back to the beginning to remind us why we fell in love with the lazy, cynical orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control.

Garfield Classics

Jim Davis

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Stone Soup Classics takes you back to where it all began! Relive the heartwarming, hilarious and relatable family adventures of the Stone clan as we jump back in time and restart the comic strip from the very beginning.

Stone Soup Classics

Jan Eliot

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Follow Johnny Hart’s classic strip, B.C., from its humble beginnings in 1958! Join the original five (B.C., Peter, Wiley, Clumsy and Thor) as they discover fire, befriend dinosaurs, try to figure out women and make a new friend, Curls.

Back to B.C.

Johnny Hart

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Ashleigh Brilliant's POT-SHOTS are illustrated epigrams, never longer than 17 words. They are written in very simple English, so as to be easily translatable into other languages. In the process of creation, the words always come first, and (as is not the case with "cartoons"), they are capable of standing alone without requiring any illustration. But the illustrations add a special dimension to the finished product. They should be appropriate, but not too literal – more in the nature of commentary than of direct depiction, which makes creating and/or selecting illustrations one of the hardest parts of the work. There is no cast of characters, and the range of subject matter is virtually unlimited. Originality is considered an essential factor. What is said must be really worth saying, but, as far as possible, never actually have been said before. There can be humor, profundity, poignancy, whimsy or a combination of all these. Another criterion is that the material should have lasting value and be capable of being appreciated in other times and other cultures. Because of this stricture, there can be no rhyme, no rhythm, no puns, no idioms – in fact, none of the conventional wordplay that makes writing short expressions fun and easy. There can also be no intentional topical references. POT-SHOTS have appeared in many forms, with and without the original graphics, but their debut on GoComics is a totally new adventure.

Pot-Shots

Ashleigh Brilliant

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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)!

Nancy Classics

Ernie Bushmiller

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Take a seat and enjoy Big Nate from the beginning! Restarted here from the very first strip, Big Nate: First Class chronicles the humor and misadventures of 11-year-old Nate Wright — sixth-grade renaissance man, self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for most detentions in school history. Nate's inventive schemes and delusions of grandeur might make his classmates, teachers and family members roll their eyes, but they're a blast to read for fans of all ages.

Big Nate: First Class

Lincoln Peirce

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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!

Peanuts Begins

Charles Schulz

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Beanie and his siblings Budgie and Peanut swing into action to save Christmas from nefarious forces in the seasonal strip Beanie the Brownie that's tailored to kids -- and adults who are in tune with the meaning of the holiday. Beanie, who hails from the far north, is close friends with GoComics editorial cartoonist Stuart Carlson and his wife, Mary. Stuart is also co-creator of the strip Gray Matters. A special holiday series, Beanie the Brownie will update on GoComics from Dec. 1 to Dec. 24.

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Stuart Carlson

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In 1964 cartoonist Johnny Hart, creator of B.C., came up with an idea for a second comic strip while flipping through a deck of playing cards. He enlisted longtime friend and mentor, Brant Parker to help co-produce and illustrate the Wizard of Id. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wizard, we have launched “Wizard of Id Classics” here on GoComics. Join us daily and follow the antics of Wiz, Blanche, Bung, Rodney, the King and all the other “ID-iots” from the very beginning! Read more about Brant Parker here!

Wizard of Id Classics

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Here are the dreams of all children—worlds of fantasy, humor, terror, and grand adventure. Little Nemo in Slumberland was the greatest comic strip of its day, perhaps the greatest of all time, acclaimed the world over for it’s artistic majesty, unbounded imagination, and ground-breaking techniques that helped define a new art form. Sunday Press presents Winsor McCay’s masterpiece in all its glory, on the web for the first time ever, in sequence, starting with the very first page. Over 100 years later, these Sunday comic strips, which influenced generations of artists, are as fresh and glorious as ever! A BRIEF HISTORY Zenas Winsor McCay was born sometime between 1867 and 1870, most likely in Canada, though his earliest years are not well documented. He quickly gained fame, as his natural talent as an artist and draftsman saw him rise quickly from dime museum sign painter, to prolific newspaper artist and cartoonist, to pioneer animator, even a vaudeville quick-draw entertainer. He started his serious illustration work Cincinnati, where he created his first Sunday feature, Tales of the Jungle Imps (1903), while also drawing illustrations for the original Life magazine. He moved on to the New York Herald where he created a number of small cartoon features, and then Little Sammy Sneeze, Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, and his masterpiece, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Little Nemo drew character inspiration from McCay’s son Robert, architecture and design from the 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition in Chicago, and fantastical features from those found at the Coney Island Amusement park near his home in Brooklyn. But the brilliance of it all came from McCay himself, with his unsurpassed draftsmanship and boundless imagination that created a new language of comics, even anticipating aspects of modern cinema decades before appearing on the screen. There were three incarnations of Little Nemo, first at the Herald from 1905 to 1911, then at Hearst’s American from 1911 to 1914, and once again at the Herald from 1924 to 1927. Winsor McCay died in 1934, ending his career drawing marvelously detailed editorial cartoons. Looking at the images presented in this online feature, it is no surprise that he once stated, “I have never been so happy as when I was drawing Little Nemo in Slumberland.”

Little Nemo

Winsor McCay

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Clear Blue Water is a comic strip about a large, loving family. It’s a strip about stress and sarcasm and the ability to cope. It’s a strip about loathing everyone you live with and not being able to move away from them because they will follow you. It’s about joy, and silliness and marriage. It’s filled with minutiae and arguments and happiness and worry and too many kids, or maybe not enough kids, depending on the day. It’s about autism and really weird superheroes and religion and friendship and race. Oh, and it’s got politics. WAY too much politics. Man, it’s got politics for days. Eve and Manny Torres and their five children are the caramel nougat in the center of this sweet and sour strip. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Clear Blue Water

Karen Montague-Reyes

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In the 81+ years that Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy and her pals have been cavorting around the funny papers, there have been many surreal, bizarre, manic, unexplainable panels of fun! Every day, we will bring you one of those moments. If you are dazed, confused, and don't have any clue why and how you are being entertained … You are now a true Nancy fan. We of "Three Rocks" salute you! Brought to you by Guy Gilchrist and John Lotshaw.

Random Acts of Nancy

Guy Gilchrist and John Lotshaw

Welcome to the first "reality comic strip"! For "Real Americans Admit: The Worst Thing I've Ever Done!" Ted Rall asked 540 Americans from all walks of life to reveal their most shameful secret. Here, in serialized form, are the results. The best thing you've ever done might be to read "The Worst Thing I've Ever Done."

The Worst Thing I've Ever Done

Ted Rall

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LuannAgainn is a time-machine that plops you backwards to LUANN 28 years ago on today's date. The strip debuted on Sunday, March 17, 1985. On March 17, 2013, LuannAgainn will relaunch LUANN in all her amusing, embryonic glory. Creator Greg Evans says, "I'm not looking.

Luann Againn

Greg Evans

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Living in an enchanted forest with surrealistic landscapes, the engaging characters of Broom Hilda happily have no connection with reality. Other comic characters are extensions or distortions of reality, but Broom Hilda deals in pure fantasy, making the strip bewitchingly unique. Here in the forest, the inhabitants maintain a standard of madness where total irrelevance is the only relevancy. The strip is simply a loony-bin where what’s said and done often makes no sense whatsoever, much to the joy of its millions of fans.

Broom Hilda

Russell Myers