As a child my entertainment was always in the form of reading, starting with comic books, Sunday comic strips then moving to the local mobile library that came to my neighborhood. My favorite part of school was getting the Scholastic flyer where I could order books that were delivered to my desk a few weeks later. It was like Christmas when my order came in. In college, Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbs and Garfield were the first things I read in my morning newspaper. Far Side was a big favorite and I remember buying the collection books, as well as seeing an exhibit in a San Francisco gallery.
I was a fan of non super-hero comics growing up. I would ride my Schwinn bike to the local 7-11 and buy an Archie, Betty & Veronica, Richie Rich, or Josie and the Pussycats comic books, usually with money I found in the couch cushions or on the sidewalks. I had an old suitcase that I would keep my comic books in after reading and re-reading. They were prized possessions.
I miss the comics and the small amount of joy that started my mornings. I think it’s time I searched online and subscribe to a few to start my day off when I log into the computer in the morning.
What is your favorite comic? Do you still read comics?