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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 06/19/2009

A.M. Quickie: Presenting the Morning Picks

By Michael Cavna

From today's funnypages, the early a.m. quickie...

'GARFIELD' (UPS)Enlarge Image

MOST BLESSED DEVELOPMENT: Now here's a plot twist that seriously piques a Riffster's interest. Plus, now it's all beginning to make some kinda sense. Garfield held New Threat Liz at paw's length for so long because -- as he now shows his true tangerine-tinted colors -- he actually harbored a deep attraction. Given the potential for a plotline worthy of Bill the Cat in his comic ("ack!") prime, this Riffster encourages Jim Davis and His Cast of Thousands to mull the rich possibilities here. Thar's comedy gold, I tell you -- for a strip that knows a little something-something about comedy gold mines.


BEST OPENING BALLOON: If Stephan Pastis had been a journalist, he'd surely write some of the sharpest ledes in the business. As 'tis, Pastis writes some of the best opening bids in the drawin' business. Huzzahs.

'BIG NATE' (UFS)Enlarge Image

BEST THREE-PANEL SETUP: Lincoln Peirce goes a lonnnng way for the fourth-panel payoff, but turns out: He's in complete control the entire time. Now that's some big-league writing, kids'-strip division. Big ups, Big Nate.

If you loved or loathed any strips today, your own riffage is invited.

By Michael Cavna  | June 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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My favorite daily is Pibgorn.
One click and you can see why!

Posted by: onemann | June 19, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Pibgorn is eye candy, sure enough, and enjoyable one panel at a time, but I'll NEVER understand the plot.

Posted by: tws1372 | June 19, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I loved the juxtaposition of Prickly City followed by Non Sequitor. For those of you who don't get the paper copy of the Post, Prickly City is immediately above Non Sequitor.

Posted by: ArlingtonSMP | June 19, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

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