I'd like to take just a moment to point out three cartoonists whose artistic talents surpass mine, but who seem to have dodged the old fame bullet (at least for the time being). I realize by doing this I may end up getting flamed by hundreds of cartoonists whose talents surpass mine, and whom I did not mention, but for now these three float to mind.
The first is Lee Adam Herold, whose daily, single-panel strip Chopping Block is an artistic masterpiece, and is funny every day. I don't know how he does it. Be warned, though. The subject matter may be a little disturbing... he's making fun of the life of a Wes-Cravenesque serial killer in a hockey mask.
The second is Adam Burke, whose film-noirish Diabolica frustrates me every Tuesday and Thursday when I want a new episode, but have to wait a day. Definitely start with the first strip on this one. It's witty, funny, and quite serial.
Finally, I wanna plug Albert Temple and his excellent strip Gene Catlow. I don't know what hooked me on this strip, but it might be the mystic deification of caffeine in a hyperactive telepathic rabbit. That sounds so trite. Start here. You're in for a treat.