As a child, Sundays were very special to me because Sunday was “newspaper day.” I’d come into the kitchen to find my dad reading The Kansas City Star, freshly retrieved from our curb. The Sunday Funnies were always waiting for me right beside him. I loved getting to catch up with the Peanuts gang, seeing what crazy thing Calvin was up to and getting to spend a little quality father-daughter time.
If you would’ve told childhood me that I’d end up interning with GoComics and spend my days reading and writing about all my favorite characters, along with hundreds of new ones that I now love, I would’ve had a kid freak-out! Sometimes, like when I had the opportunity to read the new Calvin and Hobbes book, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes, before it was even released, I still have little freak-outs – on the inside (mostly), of course.
As a child, I never would’ve thought that any comic could rival my favorite newspaper classics, but I’ve developed so many new favorites over the past fun-filled months of my GoComics intern adventure! This week, in honor of our dad-and-daughter beloved Sunday tradition, I’m sharing some of my favorite Sunday funnies that I’ve accumulated, but haven’t been able to incorporate into my blog posts!
Like this FoxTrot strip, for example. I love a good Top Gun reference!
I’m so glad to have discovered Pooch Café! I can’t get enough of Poncho’s wild adventures!
How did I ever survive without The Argyle Sweater? This comic is a guaranteed laugh-out-loud every day.
You just can’t beat Rat from Pearls Before Swine – a genius in my opinion.
And then there’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where I turn whenever I feel like vicariously living out my childhood fantasy of having a unicorn for a best friend.
Finally, who doesn’t love Red and Rover? What better dedication to childhood me than a comic that continuously captures the magic of being a child?
From my dining room table to my cubicle at GoComics, this comic-loving kid at heart spends every day on cloud nine.