Monday, March 24, 2014

Top Ten Comics from The Sunday Washington Post: A Slinky, A Slinky.........

Slinkies, soccer games and sharks were some of the items brought forth by the Sunday comic strips section of "The Washington Post."

"Lio" gets our gold medal as artist Mark Tattulli imagines a ten-year-old boy (his title character) is chased down by a giant Slinkey (see top image) as the first day of spring arrives. Of course, if Lio lived in Washington, DC, or Baltimore, he might notice that it was snowing on the first day of spring.

"Knight Life" takes the silver medal as Keith Knight returns to his popular 'Life's Little Victories' segment, which includes turning on a soccer game just in time to catch a 0-0 tie-breaking score, which is why we have former Turkish soccer star Hakan Sukur (pictured center) here; he played for Istanbul powerhouse Galatasaray. Alas, since I've made fun of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this blog may well be blocked in my late father's country.

"Speed Bump," which depicts what would happen in dogs drank too much caffeine, gets our bronze medal. "Sherman's Lagoon," comes in fourth, as it depicts a hilarious fishing trip between Sherman the Shark and his hermit crab buddy in which Sherman asks which bait is best for 'catching humans.' Hopefully, Sherman is not hanging out in Myrtle Beach, SC.

"WUMO," the Danish import which we ranked seventh, features an alien running into a woman and her young son at a neighborhood gas station.

Other comic strips which narrowly missed the top ten include "Prickly City," "Reply All" and "Judge Parker."

Here is our top ten:

1) Lio

2) Knight Life

3) Speed Bump

4) Sherman's Lagoon

5) Brewster Rockit: Space Guy

6) Pearls Before Swine


8) Foxtrot

9) Frazz

10) Rhymes with Orange (Link to Slinky)

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