Humorous comic strip critiques seem to be all the rage these days. I guess one of the earliest comic strip snark pages is the excellent Comics Curmugeon. The netizens are folks disillusioned with the maudlin storylines of For Better or For Worse and Funky Winkerbean. Josh Fruhlinger, the site’s blogger, seems to be doing a good job of snarking on the lesser-known soap opera comics, such as Gil Thorp, Mark Trail, Mary Worth, Judge Parker, and Rex Morgan — and, at the same time, is actually stoking an interest in those comic strips. God bless you, man. He is also not above snarking at kid’s strips like Slylock Fox, yet he also seems to have a strong respect for the strip’s artwork.
Other notable comic strip snark sites:
And if your tastes also include comic strips that only reside on the internet, check out Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad to get a sampling of some of the most atrocious strips on the net. I do think that John Solomon goes overboard in his vitriol, though. However, there are enough examples of sad-sack webcomics that, in the end, it’s all worth it.