Top 5 Cool Comics

So I love comics. Just like caffeine, I hunger for my daily shot of comics. And I'm not picky. I'll settle for quirky drawings and silly jokes, as long as they make me laugh - or at least put a smile on my face.

I do have my favorites, though. And when I look at my top 5 here, some similarities shows. Stuffed animals?! Stuffed orange animals?!  

I like it when the point is based on the differences between the characters. Maybe that's why this kid/parent-thing is so popular. Per definition kids and parents just see the world differently. And the tension that this causes is often worth a laugh. 

1. Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson is hilarious. This 6-year old boy and his stuffed tiger just cracks me up. I loved reading them as a teenager and now that I'm supposed to be an adult, they still make me laugh. It's given me a different dimension now that I am a parent myself. Gosh, it must be a hard job raising Calvin. Give them parents some tranquilizers, they've earned it!

2. Zits

Zits by Jerry Scott and Jimmy Borgman is a fantastic comic strip about 16-year old Jeremy that tries to balance his family life, the academic demands of high school and his plans for the future, often with a dose of surrealism. Zits is not an all typical teenager comic strip. I often have to suppress a laughter when I read Zits strips - mostly because I don't want to explain to my kids why I'm laughing. Having to explain kills a good point.

3. Hi and Lois 

Hi and Lois by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne is a relaxed family comic strip. It's not sophisticated humor - its' just nice. Can't explain it really. But hey ... they named the kids; Chip, Dot, Ditto and Trixie. What's not to like? Their neighbor is called Thirsty Thurston. 

4. Betty 

Betty by Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen is classy. I've followed Betty through book clubs, job interviews, diets, learning to use gadgets etc. Never ending story. Betty is highly addictive.

5. Garfield

Garfield by Jim Davis is ... well, I don't really have to tell about Garfield, do I? Loved reading my brothers Garfield Comic Books when I was a kid. Still think they're valid - and if not, then just for old times sake. I have a secret crush on Harold.

The variety of comic strips is substantial and it will take me more than a lifetime to explore. Maybe that's what I should do with my life?! 

Please add your favorites to my list - I'd love to hear about them.

A Danish Bonus: Maren Uthaug. Check it out. She's good!


  1. I loooooove Calvin and Hobbes too. A long lasting love affair! ❤️


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