(Apologies to Keith for rearranging his comic into a square)
I have a deep, abiding love for daily comic strips. I believe Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy*, for instance, is a masterpiece on par with Michelangelo's David.
Trouble is, good dailies are getting increasingly rare**. The Washington Post has been "auditioning" new strips during Doonesbury's absence; so far, two of them have been god-awful, and one of them, Keith Knight's The Knight Life, is so good that... well, that I'm writing this entry. You can see more samples here, and many, many more hilarious comics by Keith here. Keith's stuff is always funny. His drawings have a goofy, leaping quality and spontaneity sorely lacking in today's niche-marketed-to-death comics pages.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to the Post's web site here and please say nice things about The Knight Life so that I'll be able to enjoy it every morning on the Metro. Is that too much to ask? They also ask, evilly, which strip they should drop to make room for a new one. Might I suggest the horrible Prickly City? Or, ugh, Cathy? Don't you dare choose Zippy.
*NOT any of the blasphemous Nancy revivals heretically belched from Satan's pen after Bushmiller's death.
**OK, you didn't ask, but here are the other current dailies I like: Candorville, Bizarro, Mutts, Zippy... um... Oh! Family Circus! I'm afraid I don't care for Pearls before Swine or Big Nate. Historic faves include Peanuts (forever), Krazy Kat, Polly and Her Pals (seriously), Thimble Theater, Little Nemo... god, what a predictable list. Still, though, Nancy and Sluggo tower over them all.