Comic Strips

Comic Strips From Newspapers and the Web

From his very first appearance way back in February 1973, Hagar the Horrible proved to be phenomenally popular among readers and newspaper comic strip editors alike, along the way becoming the fastest growing syndicated newspaper comic strip ever. Dik Browne based the look and characters on his family and friends and after his death his son, Chris Browne took over the strip. -Hagar the Horrible

Hagar the Horrible

Why Read Them?

For many of us, newspaper comic strips have been our only immersion into the world of graphic novels and comics. Children, teens, and adults alike would ransack the newspaper for the comics section to see what Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, and Hagar the Horrible had to say. Most of them still hold up really well today, and make for light and hilarious reading experiences for all generations. Furthermore, the widespread shift from print to digital content has created a new take on this genre in the form of "webcomics" like Sarah's Scribbles, Cyanide & Happiness, and The Oatmeal. The general lack of narrative in comic strips are perfect for those who have limited time to read standard prose literature, and can also serve as a fantastic gateway into other forms of graphic novels and comics.

We've gathered a collection of some of the most popular comic strips below. Simply click on the cover images to place your requests.