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  • Garfield

    Circulation: 54,457

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    Created by Jim Davis, Garfield is about the famous fat cat and his hilarious daily adventures with his "pal" Odie and others.

  • Zits

    Circulation: 24,019

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    Created by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, Zits is about the life of Jeremy Duncan, a 15-year-old aspiring rock musician, riddled with boredom and parents who don't understand anything.

  • Baby Blues

    Circulation: 14,065

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    Created by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, Baby Blues has enchanted parents, grandparents and kids alike since it first appeared on the comics pages in 1990. The strip chronicles the adventures of the McPherson family and its three children.

  • Family Circus

    Circulation: 10,915

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    Created by Bil Keane and based loosely on his life, Family Circus is about the challenges and adventures of a suburban family of six.

  • Dilbert

    Circulation: 10,220

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    Created by Scott Adams, Dilbert is about the world's most famous -- and funny -- dysfunctional office.

  • Pickles

    Circulation: 9379

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    Creator Brian Crane's daily comic strip Pickles is about an older couple that is finding out retirement life isn't all it's cracked up to be.

  • BC

    Circulation: 8698

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    B.C. covers the exploits of Johnny Hart's prehistoric cast of characters. This strip has been making people laugh since 1958.

  • Wizard of Id

    Circulation: 8422

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    Produced today by the families of Johnny Hart and Brant Parker, Wizard of Id follows the antics of the King, Wiz, Rodney, Bung and the rest of the citizens of Id.

  • Beetle Bailey

    Circulation: 7325

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    In 1950, Mort Walker began drawing a comic strip about Spider, a college cut-up who accidentally enlisted in the military and was sent to Korea. Once in syndication, Spider became known as Beetle Bailey, and Walker's infamous Army private became world-renowned not long after.

  • Blondie

    Circulation: 7306

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    Created by Dean Young, Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead are the quintessential American family: working, raising kids, and pointing out the humor in everyday life. At over seventy years old, Blondie is still going strong.

  • Peanuts

    Circulation: 7280

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    Charles M. Schulz's classic "Peanuts" looks at the lives of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and other favorite characters.

  • Andy Capp

    Circulation: 6765

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    Created by Reginald Smythe, Andy Capp chronicles the life of Andy, a working class type of guy -- who never actually works.

  • Heathcliff

    Circulation: 5280

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    Created by George "Gately" Gallagher, the Heathcliff comic became the first newspaper strip to feature a cat as the main character -- even beating out Garfield by five years.

  • Doonesbury

    Circulation: 4841

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    Comic artist and writer Garry Trudeau is famous around the world for his wit and political commentary, featured daily in his comic strip "Doonesbury."

  • Speed Bump

    Circulation: 4726

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    Speed Bump creator Dave Coverly, the creative mind behind this one-panel comic strip, claims to be depicting the outtakes from the "movie of life."

  • Hi and Lois

    Circulation: 4419

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    Written and drawn by Robert "Chance" Brown, Brian Walker and Greg Walker, Hi and Lois follows the daily lives of a suburban realtor and his family.

  • Momma

    Circulation: 3685

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    Created by Mell Lazarus, Momma is based on Lazarus's own mother, a controlling and nagging type mother. In real life, Lazarus's mother claims her character is not her, rather she is Mell Lazarus's aunt.

  • Archie

    Circulation: 3430

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    Fernando Ruiz & Craig Boldman's "Archie" continues the classic comic's story of Archie and his friends Jughead, Betty, and Veronica.

  • Dustin

    Circulation: 3399

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    Political cartoonists Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker have joined forces to bring readers 'Dustin,' the story of an ambitious 20-something trying to make his way in the world.

  • Dog Eat Doug

    Circulation: 3232

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    Created by Brian Anderson, Dog Eat Doug is about the misadventures of Sophie and a baby named Doug, as they get into trouble in and around the house.

  • Mutts

    Circulation: 3101

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    Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell's daily comic has won over fans and pet lovers with its classic art style and lovable characters.

  • Luann

    Circulation: 3086

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    Created by Greg Evans, Luann is a look into the dramatic and (most of all) hilarious life of one of the comic strip world's favorite teenagers.

  • Agnes

    Circulation: 2781

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    Created by Tony Cochran, Agnes is about an elementary school-aged girl living in an Ohio trailer park called "The People's Court" with her kind yet weary grandmother (whom Agnes refers to as “Granma”).

  • Cathy

    Circulation: 2522

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    Created by Cathy Guisewite, Cathy is about a woman with career and lifestyle ambitions difficult to fulfill.

  • Bizarro

    Circulation: 2421

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    Dan Piraro's "Bizarro" is an eccentric and bizarre look at everyday life through the cartoonist's eyes.

  • Boondocks

    Circulation: 2348

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    Created by Aaron McGruder, Boondocks takes a satirical look at African American culture through the perspective of 10-year-old black radical Huey Freeman.

  • Marvin

    Circulation: 1985

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    Tom Armstrong's "Marvin" features the title character, a baby boy, and his life with his parents and their dog Bitsy.

  • Daddy's Home

    Circulation: 1935

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    Follow the misadventures of Pete, a stay-at-home dad, with Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein's popular comic strip Daddy's Home.

  • Rubes

    Circulation: 1933

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    Leigh Rubin's award-winning single panel cartoon Rubes is popular in newspapers, books, greeting cards, and more.

  • Free Range

    Circulation: 1637

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    Bill Whitehead's "Free Range" is a one-panel series in the style of "The Far Side" and other observational comics.

  • Take It From The Tinkersons

    Circulation: 1321

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    Created by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, Zits is about the life of Jeremy Duncan, a 15-year-old aspiring rock musician, riddled with boredom and parents who don't understand anything.

  • Chip Bok

    Circulation: 1014

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    Enjoy the humor and wit from political cartoons by Chip Bok. Readers may recognize his style from his work as illustrator for humor columnist Dave Barry, or from his animated editorial cartoons on various PBS stations around the United States.

  • Curtis

    Circulation: 909

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    Ray Billingsley's "Curtis" follows the daily life of the titular character as he continues to get in trouble at school and home.

  • Nest Heads

    Circulation: 876

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    John Allen's "Nest Heads" follows a middle-aged couple who would enjoy empty-nest syndrome if their kids would leave them alone.

  • Zack Hill

    Circulation: 847

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    John Deering & John Newcombe's "Zack Hill" is the story of a young boy living in his widowed mother's boarding house.

  • Steve Benson

    Circulation: 772

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    Steve Benson's political cartoons have been described as rude, crude, and outrageous, and his editor has remarked, "A picture is worth a thousand phone calls."

  • On a Claire Day

    Circulation: 719

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    Claire of Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett's "On a Claire Day" is a young, naive woman trying to make her way in the world after moving out.

  • DeFlocked

    Circulation: 581

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    Jeff Corriveau's "DeFlocked" is a look at 8-year-old Tucker, the dogs that raised him, and the wayward sheep Mamet.

  • Candorville

    Circulation: 396

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    Darrin Bell's "Candorville" mixes political statements with the story of its protagonist, an aspiring newspaper writer turned blogger.

  • Reply All

    Circulation: 365

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    Donna A. Lewis's "Reply All" is the story of a successful working woman who still deals with her own personal emotional issues.

  • Wee Pals

    Circulation: 350

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    Morrie Turner's long-running "Wee Pals" follows the interactions of a group of culturally- and racially-diverse children.

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