So, you’ve been following your favorite comic strip in the paper all week. You get up on an easy going Sunday morning. You’re just waiting for your faithful canine companion to bring in the morning paper, so you can read about the continuing adventures of Luann, the Peanuts Gang, and good old Garfield.
But as you sip your coffee and have a light breakfast, Fido has yet to retrieve the paper with your beloved funny pages. As you go to investigate, you see the dog is fine, but the paper isn’t there. Perhaps worse, it arrived, only to be thoroughly soaked in an unexpected-yet-torrential downpour.
Fortunately, if you find yourself without a traditional paper, there’s another solution. As with everything else these days, there’s a solution to be found online. So long as you have access to the internet, you’ll be able to get your comic strip fix. There’s plenty of websites out there that help you find the comics, so long as you know where to look.
If you’re looking for all the comics in your local paper, check its website. Most of the bigger dailys will have their own sites. Others are part of a larger umbrella group of papers with their associated websites. If you search the entertainment section, chances are you’ll run across a listing of the comics. From here, you can just pick from the list and browse through all the comics you usually read. You may even find some that may not make it into your edition of the paper.
But perhaps your paper doesn’t have its own site. Or maybe it simply doesn’t provide its comic strips online. Either way, you can still find them with a little more searching. There are some websites, like Comics.com that archive and display strips from hundreds of different comics, but may or may not have it up to the current day.
Alternatively, you can search out a specific comic strip’s website. Searching on Google, Yahoo, or another search engine will usually net you the comic you’re looking for. If the comic’s name is something unique and recognizable (such as “Hi and Lois,” or “Garfield”), just search for that. Alternatively search for the artist’s name if the comic strip’s name is something that’s ambiguous – i.e. just the main character’s first name, such as “Luann.”
Many comic strip artists will have their own websites to display their work in addition to the paper. Others will be part of a publishing group, and will have their own section of their umbrella company’s website. Either way, you should be able to find a specific comic online if you search for the comic name, artist’s name, or both combined.
So, now that you’ve tracked down the comics online, your Sunday morning is saved. Feel free to enjoy your coffee and scones while you find out just what sort of trouble Marmaduke’s getting into this week. Just make sure not to laugh too hard and spill that coffee on the computer.