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The Pessimistic Comic Strips

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1.  
Cartoonist(s): Chris Browne
Comic/Cartoon: Hagar The Horrible
Viewable Date: 2014-02-11 Pub. Date: 2014-02-11
Image Number: 107128
Caption: What's new, Sven? You donít want to know. Everything is awful and my outlook is BLEAK! Where are you going now? I'm giving a talk at the Optimist's Club.
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For Newspapers: King Features
     
2.  
Cartoonist(s): Jim Toomey
Comic/Cartoon: Sherman's Lagoon
Viewable Date: 2013-12-08 Pub. Date: 2013-12-08
Image Number: 104439
Caption: Itís a rotten world we live in. No, it's not. It's a rotten world YOU live in. Your problem is that you spend your entire life with somebody who is always crabby Ö you. I, on the other hand, am FUN to be around. MY world is far more interesting. Because wherever I go, I'm with fun me. So, I should just follow you around? No. That's not what I meant at all. I gotta go. Hey ... Wait!
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For Newspapers: King Features
     
3.  
Cartoonist(s): Brian Walker
Greg Walker
Mort Walker
Comic/Cartoon: Beetle Bailey
Viewable Date: 2013-11-25 Pub. Date: 2013-11-25
Image Number: 104068
Caption: I don't think I can climb this. You never know you can do it till you try. So TRY! TRY? Now that's another thing I don't think I can do.
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4.  
Cartoonist(s): Bob Thaves
Comic/Cartoon: King Baloo
Viewable Date: 2013-09-17 Pub. Date: 1990-01-01
Image Number: 5884
Caption: I'm glad Hamlet's gone. Nothing cheers that guy up.
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5.  
Cartoonist(s): Hilary Price
Comic/Cartoon: Rhymes with Orange
Viewable Date: 2013-09-10 Pub. Date: 2013-09-10
Image Number: 101144
Caption: FRESHMAN ORIENTATION. Very moving, Dean Brosan Ö Look to your left, now to your right - the three of you will be impossibly in debt and largely unemployable for decades after this journey on which you are about to embark. Welcome aboard!
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6.  
Cartoonist(s): Dave Coverly
Comic/Cartoon: Speed Bump
Viewable Date: 2013-08-11 Pub. Date: 2013-08-11
Image Number: 99849
Caption: Then again, I'm not going to miss his annoying "the-bowl's-half-full" attitude Ö
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For Newspapers: Creator's Syndicate
     
7.  
Cartoonist(s): Greg Evans
Comic/Cartoon: Luann
Viewable Date: 2013-07-16 Pub. Date: 2013-07-16
Image Number: 98476
Caption: Are you ok, Tiff? No. Do you want to talk about. No! Just Ö Never mind! Ok. Uh, is that too tight? Hey, squeeze the life out of me for all I care. Everyone else does.
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For Newspapers: Universal Press
     
8.  
Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2013-06-18 Pub. Date: 2013-06-18
Image Number: 97890
Caption: Daily Dancing. Twelve Months of Winter.
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For Newspapers: Creator's Syndicate
     
9.  
Cartoonist(s): Greg Evans
Comic/Cartoon: Luann
Viewable Date: 2013-06-07 Pub. Date: 2013-06-07
Image Number: 96931
Caption: Man, I can't wait to whip up some healthy mobile food! Yeah. After engine and body work, paint and a new generator. Puppa poopta puppa. Plus licenses, registration, inspections and permits. You sure you wanna marry Mr. Killjoy? I think he's kinda cute when he's being practical. Why can't I picture healthy food comin' out of this truck?
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For Newspapers: Universal Press
     
10.  
Cartoonist(s): Dan Piraro
Comic/Cartoon: Bizarro
Viewable Date: 2013-06-07 Pub. Date: 2013-06-07
Image Number: 97397
Caption: You see a room full of hot women, I see a room full of future ex-wives.
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For Newspapers: King Features
     
11.  
Cartoonist(s): Jim Toomey
Comic/Cartoon: Sherman's Lagoon
Viewable Date: 2013-06-02 Pub. Date: 2013-06-02
Image Number: 97190
Caption: I see you're wearing your rose-colored glasses again. They make me happy. You should get a pair. No thanks. I prefer to see the world in all its untinted reality. No false sense of hope induced by corrective lenses. Nope. Not for me. The real world is a cruel and unfair place where the bad guys win. Your rose-tinted world is an illusion. You deny reality, and in return you get happiness. Besides, if I were happy, I couldn't do what I do. What DO you do? Besides make others unhappy? That's what I do.
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12.  
Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2013-05-16 Pub. Date: 2013-05-16
Image Number: 96568
Caption: Gloria's thinking she'd better start thinking of another good thought before a bad thought starts.
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For Newspapers: Creator's Syndicate
     
13.  
Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2013-03-16 Pub. Date: 2013-03-16
Image Number: 94117
Caption: Here's the method Teddy uses to remind himself things could look bleaker.
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For Newspapers: Creator's Syndicate
     
14.  
Cartoonist(s): John Hambrock
Comic/Cartoon: The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
Viewable Date: 2013-03-07 Pub. Date: 2013-03-07
Image Number: 93920
Caption: What is my best screwdriver being blunted on today. A pool toaster. I thought it would be great if people could make toast while relaxing in the pool. Do the words "class action lawsuit" mean anything to you? The glass is always half empty in your world, isn't it?
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15.  
Cartoonist(s): Chris Browne
Comic/Cartoon: Hagar The Horrible
Viewable Date: 2013-01-16 Pub. Date: 2013-01-16
Image Number: 92088
Caption: It's been raining for weeks! I can't take it anymore!! It's no problem for me Ö I just think of sunshine and flowers! My problem is HIM!
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16.  
Cartoonist(s): John Hambrock
Comic/Cartoon: The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
Viewable Date: 2013-01-01 Pub. Date: 2013-01-01
Image Number: 91525
Caption: Happy New Year, mom and dad. FYI Ö I will not be striving for personal improvement through the declaration of unrealistic resolutions. I figure I'm going to make mistakes and screw up soon enough, so I'm just saving us all from the disappointment now. Being a visionary has its advantages.
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17.  
Cartoonist(s): John Deering
Comic/Cartoon: Strange Brew
Viewable Date: 2012-12-17 Pub. Date: 2012-12-17
Image Number: 91165
Caption: Another business falls victim to Mayan calendar pessimism. Donít Learn To Dance! Classes Don't begin Jan 5th 2013.
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For Newspapers: Creator's Syndicate
     
18.  
Cartoonist(s): Hilary Price
Comic/Cartoon: Rhymes with Orange
Viewable Date: 2012-12-07 Pub. Date: 2012-12-07
Image Number: 90409
Caption: FROM THE GREAT BEYOND. You will meet a tall, dark stranger with a train wreck of a personality and a mountain of debt. Grizelda, The Pessimystic.
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19.  
Cartoonist(s): Bob Thaves
Tom Thaves
Comic/Cartoon: Frank and Ernest
Viewable Date: 2012-08-20 Pub. Date: 2012-08-20
Image Number: 86573
Caption: The World Will End Tomorrow. It started with trying to treat each day as if it were my last and just got out of hand.
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20.  
Cartoonist(s): Kieran Meehan
Comic/Cartoon: Pros & Cons
Viewable Date: 2012-08-06 Pub. Date: 2012-08-06
Image Number: 84734
Caption: How has you week been, Stephen? Hard to say Ö Disappointing if I'm an optimist. Pretty good if I'm a pessimist.
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