I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite childhood memories was racing to open the paper on Saturdays so I could be the first one to read the colour comics. I would giggle at Garfield, ponder The Far Side, empathize with Charlie Brown, and chuckle at Hagar the Horrible. One of my all-time favourites was Calvin and Hobbes; it still is. Now that I’m a parent to teens (Alexi will be 13 in December – crazy!!) I have a new found appreciation for Zits.
You may be wondering where this stroll down comic-strip lane is leading, well let me tell you. I subscribe to an online service that delivers funnies to my inbox, and have received many that I have shared on the Madhouse Facebook site (you can “like” by clicking the button on the right – right over there), but not all Madhouse readers to get share in the joke. So, in the great tradition of newspapers (I am a non-practicing journalist after all) I have decided to create a new weekly post for Sundays (since that’s when the colour funnies are delivered now apparently) appropriately called “Sunday Funnies”.
I will share comic strips, memes, humourous pictures or any other image that tickles my fancy. Each one will be something that resonates me with a different level as I navigate life in the Madhouse. I hope you enjoy the light-hearted humour as much as I do.