Small Joys

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I admit it – I love the comics. But then, I love animation and story telling. What can I say? 🙂

When I was growing up, I remember stretching out on the floor of my Grandmother’s living room with the Sunday Comics in front of me. Pages and pages of quick reads with interesting pictures that were hand drawn and colored.

As a young adult, I discovered the yearly collections that some strips put out. Books that covered the main story lines or the entire year’s story. Not every strip put one out, but many of the most popular did; Doonesbury, Baby Blues, Zits, For Better or For Worse.

It was a thrill to discover that the newspapers who had moved to the Internet, brought their comics with them. Further, to find websites devoted to the daily, and weekly, strips.

Better than a soap opera, these quick reads provide a touch of humor along with a continuing storyline that engages the reader enticing them to return the next day for the next installment.

There is a wide array of material; kids, adults, slightly (?) weird to totally weird and pretty much everything in between. Some are sweet while others carry cynical barbs. Some provide glimpses into what could easily be our neighbor’s world. Or our own.

While the rest of the newspaper may carry some serious and depressing articles, the comics pages are full of options that could bring a smile and make the day a little less dreary.

No fooling!

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