What are your favorite comic strips and webcomics?
Ones with characters and like, lives and stuff
I mentioned earlier that I've been thinking about, at least occasionally, creating a comic strip with like, characters and a setting and a plot. I look around, and I don't really see any regular kind of politically-charged, feminist and foul-mouthed comic strip about the lives of 20-something Brooklynite girls of varying sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds and single or not-single statuses. Like Sex and the City (minus the wealthy all-white Manhattan bits), meets Dykes to Watch Out For meets Beg the Question meets Doonesbury.
The only 20-something comic I really know of is the indie-rock strip Questionable Content, which has great dialogue and characteriszation and girls with glasses but doesn't get into politics or city life, it's more of an eternally frustrated love triangle type thing. And then there is Bob Fingerman's wonderful graphic novel Beg the Question, which is about 20-something Brooklynites in the 1990s (his backgrounds are amazing and really give you a feel of the city), but again, not particularly political, and mainly from a guy's perspective. Shutterbug Follies is about a red-headed girl with glasses, but it's less comedy and daily life, more adventure (and no politics).
As for me, my favorite serial comic strip of all time, hands down, is Dykes to Watch Out For (I also love Wendel and Curbside). I also love political strips with characters like the Boondocks, Bloom County and Doonesbury (particularly love the big ensemble casts of the latter two).
Anyway, tell me. What comic strips draw you in, and why? What characters do you find yourself wishing you could be friends with? Or wishing you could shake and make come to their senses?