One of the things I remember about the weekend, whilst growing up, was the arrival of the Saturday paper. Inside the paper was a children's lift out section, with 3 pages of comics. These comic strips included 'Blondie', 'Hagar the Horrible', 'BC', 'Marmaduke', 'Peanuts', 'Andy Capp' (even as a child I knew this was horrible) and 'Garfield'. While I was young I never understood a lot of these comics, especially the political undertones of 'BC', but loved reading them anyway.
After I left school I discovered the delights of 'Calvin and Hobbes'. I found a book of these comics on our shelves yesterday, and took it down to read again.
After I had googled 'Bill Watterson' (just as a general interest thing - is he still drawing Calvin and Hobbes thing), I discovered there is a site (actually, there are lots of them) that will send you regular comic emails. Of course I signed up for 'Calvin and Hobbes'. I can regularly read a comic strip again - different media, same idea.
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes has been a worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The strip follows the richly imaginative adventures of Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time-travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), Calvin and Hobbes will astound and delight you.©2007 Universal Press Syndicate