I woke up this morning to a message from my friend Scott Kurtz, telling me I should check out the old Sheldon page at Comics.com. It seems they are kindly linking readers to the new site, and letting them know the end-date.
A kindness like that should be returned. But rather than link just to Get Fuzzy or Pearls Before Swine — arguably the two best strips to come along in the last decade — I’ll recommend to you one of the best new strips on Comics.com: LITTLE DEE. There is something — and I know I’m going to sound silly when I say this — magical about that strip. It has an almost other-worldly sweetness that few, few strips achieve. And the art style, particularly that of Vachel the vulture, is almost Watterson-esque in it’s simple, expressive line. It is original, it is amazingly creative, and it is funny. If this strip doesn’t make it into papers, then there really is no hope for the future of syndication.
Please check out Little Dee at Comics.com.