The Wizard of Id – I really can’t think of anything funnier than this strip. Syndicated before the beginning of recorded history, this strip has entertained me since my age could be denoted with a single integer. Miniature king with severe short-man syndrome rules kingdom badly.
Modesty Blaise – I used to read the Evening Standard, mainly for this and the entertainment pages. Unlike Vincent Vega, I preferred the comic strip to the books. International woman of mystery gets up to all sorts of jolly japes.
Axa – Scantily clad, post-apocalyptic, sword swinging siren. And one of her boyfriends was a robot. I used to read this in dad’s copy of The Sun. It was the only thing that made this appalling newspaper worth a glance.
Garth – Brilliant Brit strip about dimension jumping non-dumb muscle man. Think Doctor Who played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. His girlfriend is a goddess. Literally.
Hagar the Horrible – Viking Hagar deals with everymanly issues. Possibly the blokiest strip in existence.
Dilbert – Mais bien sur. Like Scott Adams I also worked in a variety of cubicles. Yes, it sucks and I’ve rarely met a boss who isn’t evil or thick as two planks to the power of ten.
Calvin and Hobbes – My most recent discovery (about seven years ago a mate recommended The Complete Calvin and Hobbes). Instant addiction. A boy and his toy tiger create chaos. Sublime.