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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

Gary Markstein

Gary Markstein

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Clay Jones

Clay Jones

9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
9 to 5

9 to 5

By Harley Schwadron
Adam@Home

Adam@Home

By Rob Harrell
Andy Capp

Andy Capp

By Reg Smythe
The Argyle Sweater

The Argyle Sweater

By Scott Hilburn
Arlo and Janis

Arlo and Janis

By Jimmy Johnson
Baldo

Baldo

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Ballard Street

Ballard Street

By Jerry Van Amerongen
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Bloom County

Bloom County

By Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County 2019

Bloom County 2019

By Berkeley Breathed
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Bound and Gagged

Bound and Gagged

By Dana Summers
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
The Buckets

The Buckets

By Greg Cravens
Buckles

Buckles

By David Gilbert
Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
Close to Home

Close to Home

By John McPherson
Compu-toon

Compu-toon

By Charles Boyce
Cornered

Cornered

By Mike Baldwin
Daddy's Home

Daddy's Home

By Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein
Dilbert Classics

Dilbert Classics

By Scott Adams
Dog Eat Doug

Dog Eat Doug

By Brian Anderson
Drabble

Drabble

By Kevin Fagan
Eek!

Eek!

By Scott Nickel
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
FoxTrot Classics

FoxTrot Classics

By Bill Amend
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Fred Basset

Fred Basset

By Alex Graham
Garfield

Garfield

By Jim Davis
Geech

Geech

By Jerry Bittle
Get Fuzzy

Get Fuzzy

By Darby Conley
Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs

By Jason Chatfield
Glasbergen Cartoons

Glasbergen Cartoons

By Randy Glasbergen
Gray Matters

Gray Matters

By Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
Heathcliff

Heathcliff

By George Gately
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
In the Bleachers

In the Bleachers

By Ben Zaehringer
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Liberty Meadows

Liberty Meadows

By Frank Cho
Looks Good on Paper

Looks Good on Paper

By Dan Collins
Loose Parts

Loose Parts

By Dave Blazek
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Marmaduke

Marmaduke

By Brad Anderson
The Middletons

The Middletons

By Ralph Dunagin and Dana Summers
Mike du Jour

Mike du Jour

By Mike Lester
Mo

Mo

By Ann Telnaes
Moderately Confused

Moderately Confused

By Jeff Stahler
Monty

Monty

By Jim Meddick
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
The Norm Classics

The Norm Classics

By Michael Jantze
Not Invented Here

Not Invented Here

By Bill Barnes and friends
One Big Happy

One Big Happy

By Rick Detorie
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Out of the Gene Pool Re-Runs

Out of the Gene Pool Re-Runs

By Matt Janz
Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

By T Lewis and Michael Fry
Overboard

Overboard

By Chip Dunham
Peanuts

Peanuts

By Charles Schulz
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
Raising Duncan

Raising Duncan

By Chris Browne
Real Life Adventures

Real Life Adventures

By Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Rose is Rose

Rose is Rose

By Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Shoe

Shoe

By Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Speed Bump

Speed Bump

By Dave Coverly
Strange Brew

Strange Brew

By John Deering
Truth Facts

Truth Facts

By Wulff & Morgenthaler
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Working Daze

Working Daze

By John Zakour and Scott Roberts
Working It Out

Working It Out

By Charlos Gary
Wrong Hands

Wrong Hands

By John Atkinson
Zen Pencils

Zen Pencils

By Gavin Aung Than
Ziggy

Ziggy

By Tom Wilson & Tom II

Recent Comments

  1. about 7 hours ago on Truth Facts

    Never have understood the extreme hate for comic sans…. granted I’d never use it in a professional context but it does show up on my personal website and I’ve used it on other occasions, where appropriate. But then it’s only one of the two fonts I routinely use, the other being arial. There is a third font, but it’s a specialty font and I only used it on a single website I’m admin on.

  2. 7 days ago on Frazz

    Always good advice but you can’t always unplug first. When I was a maintainer on flight simulators we pretty much always had to troubleshoot circuits under load, or at least under power.

    Case in point…. one night I was doing some paperwork in the office while my young airman was troubleshooting an issue using an oscilloscope. Now keep in mind, this was an older, analog, computer with a gazillion tubes in it. Anyway, I’m poking away at the paperwork when I hear a loud KAPOW. I jump up and run out into the bay expecting to have to shut the sim down and start CPR. As I come around the corner, there is my guy, sitting back against the wall, with a smoking scope probe in his hands.

    He had tried to attach the probe to a pin on a tube and managed to ground 300VDC plate voltage to the chassis. It blew a hole in the chassis next to the tube socket and utterly destroyed the end of the scope probe while knocking my guy away.

    Happily, he was fine, just a bit out of breath from being blown back to the wall. And even the scope and the sim were fine (except for that hole in the chassis). We replaced the tube, which later tested ok on the bench, and we went back to work.

  3. 10 days ago on Frazz

    That would be why you also make sure a practice pad is included when you buy the snare drum 8^)

    But I’ll certainly admit that doesn’t help with all the percussion instruments. Most don’t have quieter alternatives, but then not all drummers continue on to become a percussionist.

    I only barely qualified myself. I did play most of the percussion instruments to some degree or another (even piano), though mostly poorly (by my own judgement)… the snare was definitely my best, I could almost make it sing. But then I also really loved playing tympani (kettle drums), what fun they could be, especially with three at a time and more than three notes to work 8^)

  4. 10 days ago on Frazz

    Not a problem…. when it gets too noisy you just switch to the practice pad.

    Of course, a percussionist plays more than just a snare drum and some of those instruments don’t come with a quieter alternative 8^)

  5. 12 days ago on Wizard of Id

    When I was transferred to DC in late ‘86 I found myself billeted in the barracks at Ft Myer for a few months. When I opened my locker for the first time I found a ’one way’ road sign tucked away against the back wall. I’m pretty sure I still have that sign. I haven’t seen it since the last move, but it’s probably here somewhere.

  6. 12 days ago on Nest Heads

    I guess since I don’t have any kids (that I know of) this means I’ll never be great… oh well 8^/

  7. 14 days ago on Frazz

    I don’t recall when or where I heard it… but I heard something similar. Women tend to handle directions relative to local landmarks and men tend to handle directions relative to compass points.

    However… thanks to a fair number of years doing search and rescue work I’m convinced there are a LOT of folks of both genders that ain’t got a clue how to navigate off the street they live on. 8^)

  8. 14 days ago on Baldo

    Actually…. I did that a fair bit myself. Not that this works for everyone but my trick was to:

    1. actually pay attention in class

    2. take really good notes during class

    3. do the homework assigned

    The good note taking was the really critical bit as that is what stuffed the info into my head where I needed it when I took a test. If I didn’t take good notes in class then studying before a test didn’t greatly improve my grade on the test.

  9. 16 days ago on Frazz

    It’s called density altitude…. or pressure altitude corrected for temperature and humidity. See https://www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_densityaltitude.

    It can make for a huge difference in aircraft performance. For example, my airplane (a PA28-140/160) will climb more or less easily to about 12,500 ft during the winter but during the summer I can have trouble getting to 11,000 ft, let alone staying there.

    That may not sound like much, but flying around the Colorado Rockies it can be the difference between clearing the pass or flying into the terrain (a real bad end to a flight).

    And some runways are just too short for a safe take off with a heavy and/or under powered aircraft when it gets warmer. A fact that some pilots learn the hard way every summer in the high country.

  10. 20 days ago on The Norm Classics

    I’ve always referred to the free stuff at conventions as ‘gimmees’.

    One place I worked there was one individual in particular who only went to a convention to collect that stuff. She had absolutely no interest in learning anything. She’d come back with large bags of convention crap.

    I tried to be a bit more selective in the gimmees I brought back, only grabbing stuff I felt was actually, mostly, useful. Though I did get a pencil once that had erasers at both ends, so some stuff was only sorta useful. But then I also made an effort to learn things that might be useful back in the office… actually paying attention to the demos, attending training seminars and collecting brochures on interesting tech and such.