You can find comics in your newspaper — if you have a magnifying glass and if there’s still a paper published in your town. If not, you’ll have to follow the paper and the comics to your computer. The companies that syndicated the comics to the papers have websites. Comics.com, United Feature Syndicate’s site, is the most generous, giving you 6 months of your favorite strip for free online and you can go all the way back to 1950 for Peanuts and to 1979 for Dilbert. King Features, home of Baby Blues and Mutts, puts just 4 days online for free and lets you subscribe to the archives for an annual fee. Gocomics gives you a few days of one of my favorites, Calvin and Hobbes.
But Calvin’s Duplicator isn’t quite the same online. Where can you go to find comics printed on good old-fashioned paper? Next time you’re in the library, stroll on over to the books labeled 741.5973. That’s where you’ll find comic strip collections at the library. Calvinball players, unite!