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Can you name the comic strips from their creators (US)?
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Oct 25th, 2008 at 05:06 GMT
i'm not complaining about omissions, but the best comic since Calvin and Hobbes is Get Fuzzy.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 05:43 GMT
This was a great quiz, even though my mind blanked on some of the early ones... I'd love to see a second one with B.C., Wizard of Id, Hagar the Horrible, Get Fuzzy, and a ton of others I can think of. I'm trusting you to get it done, Phil. :)
Oct 25th, 2008 at 07:02 GMT
just "little nemo" should suffice, right?
Oct 25th, 2008 at 07:31 GMT
the best strip since calvin and hobbes is pearls before swine. anyone who has read it knows exactly what i'm talking about.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 09:04 GMT
i have to go with the puzzle author. best since c&h is foxtrot. in the 2nd quiz, also Beetle Bailey, Heathcliff, and whats the one with Dagwood?? (obviously, i wouldnt do too well on the 2nd quiz either :)
Oct 25th, 2008 at 10:56 GMT
How about sometihng from Viz. They're great comics. e.g. Buster Conad and his unfeasibly large testicles. (P.S. This is a joke)
Oct 25th, 2008 at 12:13 GMT
The one with Dagwood is Blondie, which is on this quiz.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 12:58 GMT
@BlueWingX: Yeah, a sequel should definitely be in the works. Rose is Rose (I'm sorry, I have a soft spot for it) Broomhilda, Marmaduke, The Lockhorns...
Oct 25th, 2008 at 13:23 GMT
And here I was thinking I'd get criticized for having too many on here. :)
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Oct 25th, 2008 at 13:37 GMT
Shouldn't "Family Circle" be sufficient, rather than "The Family Circle?"
Oct 25th, 2008 at 14:14 GMT
glad that i could show how inept i was at this quiz :) what was the name of the one with the nature guy, who would just introduce readers to the joys of nature? i think his name was mark? if only i could remember these things as well as i can remember nfl receivers :S
Oct 25th, 2008 at 14:28 GMT
was really expecting apartment 3g or mary worth
Oct 25th, 2008 at 14:46 GMT
Oh I forgot Over The Hedge. That one's pretty good too.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 14:57 GMT
Pearls Before Swine is the best newspaper comic out there right now, should definitely be on the sequel. Loved this quiz.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 15:23 GMT
Did Will Eisner's "The Spirit" run in newspapers?
Oct 25th, 2008 at 15:32 GMT
magister - Yes and no. It ran in a separate section within newspapers.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 16:22 GMT
Calvin and Hobbes is by far the best and funniest comic of all-time.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 17:11 GMT
Yeah, I thought it had, but the format is all wrong for the comics page. Then again, I have no idea what the comics page looked like back then.
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Oct 25th, 2008 at 17:18 GMT
Why wasn't "Opus" included when it was the picture used for the quiz?
Oct 25th, 2008 at 17:50 GMT
@montecarlo: I believe it was "Mark Trail". Ziggy anyone?
Oct 25th, 2008 at 17:54 GMT
Ziggy's the most glaring omission. Not that anyone reads it, but it was still around forever.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 19:47 GMT
Lynn Johnston is Canadian...
Oct 25th, 2008 at 20:01 GMT
@JRB Opus was originally a character from Bloom County which is on this quiz.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 20:06 GMT
Brandon - Indeed, but FBOFW has always been distributed in American papers. :) As for Opus, indeed Bloom County is where one should look for Opus.
Oct 25th, 2008 at 23:33 GMT
When did the family circle get renamed the family circus? I missed it because of the name change.....when I was a kid, it was circle, not circus.
Oct 26th, 2008 at 00:29 GMT
Huh. Indeed, once it was Family Circle. I've had that added as an acceptable answer.
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Oct 26th, 2008 at 05:23 GMT
in the same way we've had simpsons and family guy characters quizzes, I think a newspaper comics characters would be very apt--if only for old married couples to fight over.
Mar 14th, 2009 at 20:01 GMT
man i didn't know prince valiant was that old! i loved it when i was a kid =)
Mar 17th, 2009 at 18:00 GMT
I'm sad that the old but sassy Brenda Starr didn't make it. Next time... Loved this quiz - and agree with allison that a picture version would be fun too.
May 28th, 2009 at 19:13 GMT
I'm quite disappointed that only 16.1% got Bloom County. especially with opus used as the picture. Pearls is by far the best comic still running every day.
Jun 12th, 2009 at 21:15 GMT
Pearls Before Swine and Get Fuzzy are the best going now, by far. I guess Wondermark doesn't really count since it's not syndicated. But I was very glad to see Krazy Kat included. As far as I'm concerned, George Herriman is the father of the modern comic strip, via Walt Kelly's Pogo and everyone who drew on Kelly's groundbreaking work (Trudeau, Breathed, Watterson). It's a shame that Krazy Kat and Pogo anthologies are so hard to find nowadays! I blame it on the insidious mind-numbing mediocrity of Garfield and Foxtrot. ;) Incidentally -- did Blondie really debut in 1930? I thought I'd heard that it had its 95th anniversary recently. Guess I could just wikipedia it, but I'm lazy....
Aug 30th, 2009 at 02:56 GMT
It hit it's 75th. I got all the ones in the right column, but only six in the left. I felt like an idiot once I saw some of the answers. On a side note, "Sam's Strip" (or at least "Sam and Silo"), "High and Lois", "Boner's Ark", "Gamin & Patches", "Mrs. Fitz's Flats", and "The Evermores" should all be acceptable for Mort Walker. "Outland" and "Opus" should both be acceptable for Berkeley Breathed. And a good deal of those recommended in the comments should definately be added.
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Sep 27th, 2009 at 17:40 GMT
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Oct 18th, 2009 at 06:07 GMT
No Marmaduke is the worst comic strip ever. At least family circus is "cute". Marmaduke is just plain dumb.
Oct 29th, 2009 at 20:05 GMT
But the other Mort Walker strips weren't created in 1950. Some of the other creators have created multiple strips, too, but the ones listed are their most famous ones, and the year given identifies them uniquely.
Dec 20th, 2009 at 10:51 GMT
Pearls before swine is the best on out there. It should be on a sequel.
Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:33 GMT
I also really like Zits - I discovered it during my high school years, and occasionally found it mirroring my life (not all the time, but definitely sometimes).
Mar 14th, 2010 at 03:23 GMT
I would've bumped up the percentage for Little Nemo a bit, but couldn't quite get it. I tried a bunch of variations, but I could've sworn I put in the correct title though. Then I tried putting in "Adventures of." And I haven't read much of Get Fuzzy or Pearls in the last couple years, but I get the feeling they're not quite as funny as they once were. The comics page in general is just kind of a downer nowadays.
Jun 28th, 2010 at 02:56 GMT
Alas, Little Orphan Annie is no more.
Sep 23rd, 2010 at 23:53 GMT
I'm going to hate myself forever for somehow missing Peanuts.
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