February 17, 2001

Ahhh. What would comics be like if the newspaper syndicates could move beyond "Beetle Bailey" and "Family Circus?" What if they'd accept family friendly comics that actually SAY something...

Well, they'd publish a lot more stuff like Sheldon, a nice strip about a ten-year-old billionaire, his grandfather, and a duck. It's got all the elements of a classic strip ("bug-eyed child? Check. Talking animal? Check.") without that "I've just spent fifty-years in the back of the fridge" taste of old milk, something sticky, and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.

Seriously, Sheldon is cool. It's not an epic science-fiction adventure like Schlock Mercenary isn't, but I think you'll like it. You could try jumping back to the very first strip, or you could check out the one that embarrassed me at work by making me laugh out loud.

If you've been surfing KeenSpot from here using the KeenSpot dropdown thingy, you probably started with Sheldon ('cause it comes right after Schlock) and this is old news to you. Sorry. Like I said a couple of days ago... I'm too busy to keep up on current events, so old news is all I can offer.