When I was asked to pick a comic for my staff pick, I’ll admit I was lost at first. We represent over 300 comics. All my original favorites had been written about, and I really wanted to recommend one that I really enjoyed and thought a lot of others would, too.
Then I received a comment on one of my previous blog posts telling me to check out Molly and the Bear and, I’m telling you, it was meant to be! I have now discovered a new comic to add to my “favorites” list that I know I will continue to thoroughly enjoy once it returns on February 3rd with all new strips!
Molly and the Bear by Bob Scott tells the heartwarming story of a girl and her bear. Besides the fact that her bear, named Bear, is a real, life-sized bear, he reminds me of my childhood teddy bear in every way. He’s a cuddly best friend who follows her everywhere.
He’s loyal to a fault.
He is the picture of childlike innocence.
No matter what you’re scared of, he’ll make you feel better. I mean, his irrational fears make being scared of heights seem like nothing.
Yet, he’d brave anything for you.
Finally, Bear reminds me a lot of myself, the self-proclaimed queen of corny jokes.
As a kid, I would’ve loved nothing more than to have my beloved teddy bear come to life, and I think that’s why I enjoy Molly and the Bear so much. When reading it, I can escape adulthood and go back to being a kid for a little bit, going on adventures with my bear.
—Amanda, Marketing Intern
ABOUT: It can be tough on a family when someone new has moved in, especially if it's a 900-pound scaredy-bear so terrified of wilderness life that he's fled to the burbs. Fortunately Bear was found by Molly, a fearlessly optimistic 11-year-old can-doer who has taken him firmly in hand, devoted to seeing her hirsute BFF cope with modern life. Molly's Mom is happy with the new sibling - Bear's an excellent conversationalist and loves her homemade cookies. But Dad is having a harder time, his role as center of the universe now shared with an ursine behemoth who, unfortunately, adores him.