Weekly Comics

These pages contain links to comic strips and cartoons that are (usually) updated more than once a month; but not more than once a week. This is not an attempt to provide an exhaustive or definitive list of weekly comic strips; just the ones that I know of and think are worth my time every day. (And those for which I am currently giving the benefit of the doubt.) There is a list of other sources of comic and cartoon info in the Comics Intro page.

Note that these are strips that are updated weekly. Some of them offer more than a single strip with each weekly update. Indeed, some of them are daily, including Sunday; but each week's strips are made available in a single batch once per week.

The menu frame offers several choices. The Introduction item is this document. The In-line Strips offers a page of in-line images of the comic strips themselves. You can click on the strip to go to its source page. When the source page is not the home page for the feature, the title is a link to the home page. NONE OF THESE STRIPS ARE LOCATED AT THIS SITE. These pages are simply a collection of links and in-line references to the strips' canonical locations. I am not responsible for the content or availability of any of these strips.

The other menu items are for strips that do not have a constant, or easily derivable, name for the image file (e.g., current.gif'), and therefor are more difficult to include in the in-lines page. In most cases, the menu item will take you to the strip's primary page.

If the images do not appear to be updating from day-to-day, you may need to force your browser to re-load the frame. In Netscape-3.x, the current frame can be reloaded by selecting the View/Reload Frame menu item. (The current frame is usually the last one that had any user action. Click in the frame's data area or scrollbar to ensure that it is selected.)

The Universal Press Syndicate has a very nice article on Using Frames which explains how to bookmark and navigate within framed pages. It is aimed at Netscape-2.x; and not entirely accurate for Netscape 3.x, but still useful.

If the embossed background on these pages looks a bit stark and ugly, try changing the image option to force dithering. (General Preferences.../ Images in the Options menu.) This appears to be a minor buglet (or misfeature) in Netscape 3.0 when running in 8-bit deep (256 color) displays and Automatic color handling. Since the five colors used in the background are not in the color cube, it will allocate additional colors for them. But as soon as it loads an image with additional colors, it releases the background colors and switches to Closest Match instead of dithering. There does not appear to be any way around this unless I can get the background to use only colors from the cube. (Note that I am currently using the same background gray that Netscape uses for pages which do not specify a background. This color is not one of the permanently allocated colors though...)

Pat Lashley, <patl@Phoenix.Volant.ORG>
Last modified: Tue Sep 17 18:07:40 1996