For more than a century, comic strips have amused, entertained and even educated myriads of newspaper readers. Turning to the funny pages is a tradition in many households. Even though fewer and fewer people are subscribing to newspapers nowadays, the audience for comics is still large. Many of these avid fans today just read the latest strips online. They are taking advantage of what technology has to offer.
Many of the most popular comic strips are available online. You can read them the same day that they appear in the paper. This means that you do not have to limit yourself to the selection that appears in print. Instead, you can easily read hundreds of different strips each day.
Peanuts by Charles Schulz
One of the most famous comic strips of all time is “Peanuts”. This was written and drawn by Charles M. Schulz. This strip chronicled the many adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and all of their friends. Charlie Brown, the epitome of the lovable loser, never gives up even if the world seems to be conspiring against him.
“Peanuts” was not just a comic strip, of course. It also inspired many popular animated TV specials, including the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Every year during the holiday season, millions of people turn on their television sets to enjoy the airing of this animated classic.
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Another great comic strip that was loved by a wide audience was “Calvin and Hobbes”. This was written by Bill Watterson. This strip chronicled the many adventures of six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger named Hobbes. To everyone else, including his parents, Hobbes was just an ordinary stuffed toy animal. But to Calvin, Hobbes was a best friend and boon companion.
One of the reasons why “Calvin and Hobbes” is so fondly remembered today is that Watterson ended the strip at the height of his fame. The strip only appeared for about 10 years but its quality remained high throughout its run. Unlike some comic strips that have been going on and on for decades, “Calvin and Hobbes” ended on a high popularity.
There are a hundreds of other great comic strips that have appeared in newspapers over the years. ”Peanuts” and “Calvin and Hobbes” are just two of the greatest comic strips ever written in newspaper. There are also many other important comics that have attracted large readers and some are still in print.
If you are a fanatic of comics, you do not have to subscribe to any newspaper anymore. Nowadays, with the breakthrough of the internet, you can easily read them on your computer or any hi-tech device. You just need to go online and download the latest and greatest comic strips of your choice.