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America's Captain 

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I hope Nose Norton doesn't mind my starting this thread, but I'm curious what people will say.

My own favorite comic strip of the 80s and 90s is Dilbert by far.

How about you?

Bonus question - What did you think of the Dilbert cartoon?






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Shane


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I have several favorites. I love Peanuts. Calvin and Hobbes is another favorite of mine. My favorite might be Tumbleweeds. I asked my wife Kim for an autographed copy of a collected Tumbleweeds book for Christmas. So she ordered it from Tom Ryan's website.. He inscribed it "Thanks for being a fan, Kim! yours truly ,Tom K Ryan". Not exactly what I had in mind.






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Gernot 

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If you weren't happy with the autograph, you should've been more SPECIFIC. You CAN'T blame Kim! She's NOT a mind-reader!

Heaven help you if YOU ever use that line on HER. ;\)



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I thought Dilbert the comic strip was funny, but I don't think it translated well as a cartoon.

For me, my favorite was Bloom County. I was not really crazy about Outland, though. I also loved The Far Side and Liberty Meadows.


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Paste Pot Pete 

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"The Far Side" "Calvin and Hobbes" and "Doonesbury"

PPP





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My favorites would have to be Garfield and The Far Side, although I wasn't introduced to the latter until the early 2000s.  My uncle was the one that introduced me to The Far Side.  He even has The Complete Far Side collection.

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    Bonus question - What did you think of the Dilbert cartoon?


Unfortunately, I never saw it, although I enjoyed a Dilbert comic every once in a while.






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    My favorites would have to be Garfield and The Far Side, although I wasn't introduced to the latter until the early 2000s.  My uncle was the one that introduced me to The Far Side.  He even has The Complete Far Side collection.

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    Unfortunately, I never saw it, although I enjoyed a Dilbert comic every once in a while.


When I was a teenager my parents bought me this huge Far Side book that had a ton of Far Side strips in it.

This one was always my favorite.



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America's Captain 

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    This one was always my favorite.


Are we supposed to know who Professor Jenkins is?

Sometimes (as in this case) I didn't get the joke, where the Far Side was concerned. But when I got it, I always enjoyed it a lot.






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    Are we supposed to know who Professor Jenkins is?



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    Sometimes (as in this case) I didn't get the joke, where the Far Side was concerned. But when I got it, I always enjoyed it a lot.


No you are not supposed to know who Professor Jenkins is.

All you know is that he has met this duck before and earned his enmity. Which is absurd. Which is why it's supposed to be funny.

But now that I've spelled it out it won't ever be funny again \:\(





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Gernot 

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I always thought you were supposed to make the joke yourself. Bronze Tiger's "story" might be funnier than mine, which might be funnier than Paste Pot Pete's, which might be funnier than Rev's, and so on. \:\)

No one's supposed to know or tell the story. Everyone's imagination is supposed to take hold and take you to places you've never imagined existed. \:\)



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Paste Pot Pete 

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Exactly making up your own story is part of the fun.

Like I imagined the duck used to be a human and was a rival professor and Jenkins was jealous of him so he turned him into a duck. Never imagining that he would be shipwrecked and the duck would have the advantage.

PPP





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Gernot 

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And it boggles the mind...

What KIND of advantage does the duck have? Just swimming? Naw... Flight? Naw... A duck army? Cool! ;\)



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Shane


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I didn't think of those strips, but I love them both






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The Farside, Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes.


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Paste Pot Pete 

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Then you should enjoy our new Daily Far side strip

PPP





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Quite alright, BT. I've been very preoccupied with work and the MLB postseason lately.

My favorites were Bloom County, The Far Side, and Calvin And Hobbes. Adam, Foxtrot, Bizarro, and Dilbert were other good ones. I remember Brenda Starr had a vampire storyline in the late 80's/early 90's that I followed. I remember when The Rolling Stones played in Bloom County in the early 80's. That was fun stuff. Also of note was the Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show, a Saturday morning cartoon by the guys who brought you the classic Peanuts tv specials, Charles Schultz, Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. It featured many storylines directly from the comic strip and is available on youtube.


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