Cathy is an American gag-a-day comic strip, drawn by Cathy Guisewite from until The comic is about a woman, Cathy, who struggles through the "four basic guilt groups" of life—food, love, family, and work. The strip gently pokes fun at the lives and foibles of modern women. The strip debuted on November 22, , and appeared in over 1, newspapers at its peak.
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Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, to December 31, Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic",    Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence, and academic and philosophical interest. Calvin and Hobbes follows the humorous antics of the title characters : Calvin, a precocious , mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy; and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. Set in the contemporary suburban United States , the strip depicts Calvin's frequent flights of fancy and friendship with Hobbes. Hobbes' dual nature is a defining motif for the strip: to Calvin, Hobbes is a living anthropomorphic tiger, while all the other characters see Hobbes as an inanimate stuffed toy.
Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. Bloom County was a strip that dealt with many issues relevant to the period. Occasional "Context Pages" are being added throughout this collection, giving the reader a greater understanding of the time.