In January 2013, cartoonist Benjamin Scott created "Hank The Sock," a comic strip that hits on youth pop culture with a talking sock named Hank and his friend, Chuck. (This is a sentence that I never thought I would be able to write without a modicum of hyperbole.)
Sometimes dry-witted, sometimes very biting, it's frequently a fun setup between a clever character and a straight man. However, Hank and Chuck both take turns with these roles, making it break out of many of the traditional comic strip molds.
It's just starting compared to many comic strips' tenures, but "Hank The Sock" has potential. The simple panel perspective is akin to Dilbert's artistic viewpoint for how the characters engage with each other. Heavy on the puns, it has moments that will make you wince, which you will also see made evident by Hank's "wince face" that appears in several strips:
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