Tap to Read ➤

Most Hilarious Comic Strip Characters

Pragya T
Comic strips first appeared in newspapers during the 19th century, and still continue to be popular. Comic strips in just a few panels have a very catchy story, and most comic strips are intended to be humorous. Here are some hilarious characters from comic strips, which I am sure you will enjoy reading about.
Comic strips are basically simple drawings which are illustrated in a few frames. These frames/panels are arranged in a sequence, so that they tell a story. Earlier, comic strips used to be very simple drawings and funny. However, today comic strips have evolved a lot.
Though, they might still look the same, but the humor over the years has evolved. Many comic strips even point to many serious issues, like globalization, politics, global warming, poverty, etc.

Here are some of the most popular and humorous comic strip characters.

Top 20 Funny Comic Strip Characters

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Everybody knows Calvin, the spiky-haired kid with a hell of an imagination. Calvin is also impulsive, selfish, rude, curious, and an intelligent six-year old which makes him numero uno among the most-loved comic characters.
In this series, Calvin is shown with his stuffed tiger called Hobbes. Calvin wears a red and black striped shirt, black pants and white sneakers. The most interesting part about Calvin is that with his vivid imagination, he takes the reader on a journey from the prehistoric era away into the future.
Also, Calvin with his philosophical mind gives fresh and amusing comments to various situations. Here are two interesting quotes from the series.
Calvin: I'm a simple man, Hobbes.
Hobbes: You?? Yesterday you wanted a nuclear powered car that could turn into a jet with laser-guided heat-seeking missiles!
Calvin: I'm a simple man with complex tastes.

Calvin : You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
Hobbes : What mood is that?
Calvin : Last-minute panic.

Garfield from Garfield

Garfield is a fat ginger-colored cat. So, what makes Garfield so special? Is it the half-open eyes, his laziness, his love for food, or is it that behind all this, Garfield is truly the wisest fictional cat? I think it's the latter.
Garfield loves two activities the most - sleeping and eating. He also likes to kick the dog Odie from the chair and deliver smart-ass comments to Jon Arbuckle, who is by the way, Garfield's owner. Here are some of the best quotes of Garfield.
Oh no! I overslept ! I'm late ! For my nap.

You can bet it wasn't an exercise freak who invented power steering.

I am hungry. Therefore I am.

Zoe from Baby Blues

Zoe is my favorite comic strip character, I have seen her grow from an infant to a 10-year old girl. She's awesome and not like a typical girl, though she is like a typical sister. She and Hammie (her younger brother) fight like crazy!
She keeps blaming things on Hammie and tries to outsmart him. She is the funniest character in this comic strip. Below, I have quoted the most hilarious comic strip that includes Zoe and her father, Darryl.
Darryl: Zoe, Mommy and I have noticed that you're using a lot of band-aids lately.
Zoe: Thanks.
Darryl: No, what I mean is, we think you're using too many band-aids.
Zoe: Oh.
Darryl: They need to be saved for the times when you really get...
Sccrreechhh... [band-aid ripping sound]
Darryl: What are those for?
Zoe: You hurt my feelings.

Ferd'nand from Ferd'nand

Ferd'nand is the protagonist of the comic strip of the same title. Apart from him, the other two main characters in this strip are his wife and son. However, their names are not mentioned. Did you know that Ferd'nand is the longest running pantomime strip?
Ferd'nand is shown as a married man with a mustache and a conical yellow hat. This series will not make you laugh out loud, but it surely will bring out a chuckle. Being a silent comic strip, described below is my favorite Ferd'nand strip.
In the first frame he is shown peeling lots of potatoes. In the second frame, he is checking out a sexy woman from the window, while peeling potatoes. In the third frame, he is shown leaning out of the window to check the woman's form better. In the fourth frame, he is shown holding the peeled potato, which has an hourglass curvaceous shape.

Pig from Pearls Before Swine

Stupid! But, in a cute way. He's a simpleton! Yep, that's the right word. He is also kind; and reading the comic strips which include him are amusing because of his naïve comments. Oh, by the way, did you know that Pig loves pork products?
Bacon, ham, corn dogs, you name it... Weird, huh?! Anyway, here are two quotes by him, that will explain to you why I called him naïve.
Rat: If you could have a conversation with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
Pig: The living one.
Pig: You must really think I'm stupid.

Rat: I saw my cousin Gene today.
Pig: Is he the guy that runs marathons?
Rat: Yeah, but he's a real jerk ... nobody in my family likes him.
Pig: It must be tough to have a bad Gene that runs in the family.

Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes

Hobbes, Calvin's stuffed toy, is named after the 17th century philosopher - Thomas Hobbes. Though, Hobbes is a stuffed toy, from Calvin's point of view he's an alive and an intelligent being. Actually, he's Calvin's best friend. Both of them love each other.
Hobbes can always be seen jumping on Calvin, the moment Calvin arrives home. Hobbes is depicted more in a rational way than Calvin. Here are two witty quotes.
Calvin: What's it like to fall in love?
Hobbes: Well... Say the object of your affection walks by...
Calvin: Yeah?
Hobbes: First, your heart falls into your stomach and splashes your innards. All the moisture makes you sweat profusely. This condensation shorts the circuits to your brain, and you get all woozy. When your brain burns out altogether, your mouth disengages and you babble like a cretin until she leaves.
Calvin: That's love?!?
Hobbes: Medically speaking.
Calvin: Heck, that happened to me once, but I figured it was cooties!
Calvin: There's a new girl in our class.
Hobbes: Well, what's her name?
Calvin: WHO KNOWS?
Hobbes: Is she nice?
Calvin: WHO CARES? Not me!
Hobbes: Do you LIKE her?
Calvin: NO!

Snoopy from Peanuts

I find Snoopy a bit similar to Garfield, not entirely but a bit... They both seem to be laid-back characters. Snoopy is another popular comic strip character, and the funniest among these strip's characters.
He's a pet beagle of Charlie Brown. In the beginning, he was shown as an average dog, but later he evolves into a very mature character. Here are his two quotes about maturity.
Snoopy: Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real maturity.
Linus: Some dogs are fun to play with. Some dogs chase sticks when you throw them. Some dogs chase sticks and then bring them back.
Snoopy: Some dogs are pretty dumb!
Linus: You won't do it, hun?
Snoopy: Nope! I want people to have more to say about me after I'm gone than "He was a nice guy. He chased sticks!"

Popeye from Popeye

Our parents know about Popeye the sailor, we know about him, may be our children will too... Popeye might not be hilarious, but once you know the characters in the strip you will find the whole strip extremely funny. Popeye is a sailor and has a girlfriend called Olive Oyl, funny huh?! Bluto, will always try to win over Olive Oyl, sometimes even abduct her.
At such times, Popeye will eat a can of spinach and lo and behold! Super-powerful Popeye kicks Bluto's ass and saves the damsel in distress...!! Here are some popular quotes.
Popeye: They've got me Olive Oyl and Swee'Pea.
Poopdeck Pappy: Olive Oyl? Swee'Pea? What are you doing? Making a salad?

Popeye: [singing] I'm Popeye the sailor man. / I'm Popeye the sailor man. / I'm off on a trip / On me sturdy old ship. / I'm Popeye the sailor man.

Bugs Bunny from Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is quite hilarious. He is supposed to be the smartest among Looney Tunes characters. The comic strip featuring him is quite old, and being a popular character many animated movies and TV serials have been made on him, and other characters of Looney Tunes.
He's depicted as a prominent character, and shown as calm and flippant. He's shown to be chased by Elmer Fudd, Taz, and Yosemite Sam. However, being smart he never gets caught, and is quite cocky about the fact. Well, not really my favorite, but quite humorous. Here are two funny quotes by Bugs.
"I'll be scared later. Right now I'm too mad."

"Well, what did you expect in an opera? A happy ending?"

Rat from Pearl Before Swine

Have you ever felt that the bad guy should win sometimes? I mean, why is it always that the hero should win, the villain should also get a chance. Well, this makes Rat from 'Pearls Before Swine' one of my favorites. He's intelligent and gets away with many evil deeds.
He's not exactly a villain, but he is considered an antihero type of person. Rat is smarter than all the other characters in the strip. He's self-employed and his business is punishing or defrauding people. He's rude and insulting, but, in a hilarious way. Here are two quotes by him.
Rat to Goat: I've decided to exploit fat people by creating a bogus weight-loss scheme that involves no exercise and promises great results.

Pig: What is my future, Rat the Magnificent?
Rat: Someone will scam you out of a hundred dollars. Next!

Beetle Bailey from Beetle Bailey

Beetle Bailey is shown as a goofy character. He is freckled and his eyes are always concealed. Either they will be hidden by a hat or his shaggy hair. He's shown as a lanky fellow. Apart from Beetle, other characters shown in this strip are Sergeant, Private Diller, Otto, and Miss Buxley. Here is an amusing quote from this strip featuring Beetle.
Miss Buxley: What do you see in Sarge?
Beetle: Well, for one thing, he's a man of his word.
Sarge: @#&*!!
Beetle: Unfortunately, that's the word.

Pid'jin from Fredo and Pid'jin

This is the best webcomic. It is about two pigeons. Fredo is the fat one and Pid'jin is the slim one. Fredo is shown to be a very attractive male to all the females. The females can be birds, or other mammals including humans. Pid'jin, the slim guy, is always planning to conquer or destroy the world.
He's a smart one, but quite unlucky when it comes to other females. This Fredo and Pid'jin comic strip is meant for adults. Here is a quote from the strip.
Inspector: Is that a Narwhal?
Pid'jin: No, inspector. That's a 'DilDolphin'.
Inspector: Holy shit, is that a Mermaid?
Fredo: No, she's a 'SperMaid'.
Inspector: There's something eerie about these Jellyfish.
Pid'jin: 'NippleFish'.
Inspector: Your experiments are outrageous! I'm reporting you to the authorities.
Pid'jin: Not so fast... Release the 'ButtKraken'!

Odie from Garfield

Odie is the cute dog in the Garfield strip. He's a yellow-furred and brown-eared beagle. Odie is usually shown slobbering with his large tongue. Garfield always picks on Odie, and Odie seems to tolerate it happily, most of the time. But, when Odie loses it, they get into a nasty fight.
Though, Garfield considers him an unintelligent dog, he also considers him as his friend. Odie is shown without speech in the strip, so here is a barking quote by him.
Jon Arbuckle: I think we have it wrapped up, guys. I haven't seen any competition so far, and there's only one act *after* us!
Odie: [barks]
Garfield: They're lucky it'll probably be a dog who plays five instruments at the same time.

Hammie from Baby Blues

Hammie is the younger brother of Zoe. He's very cute and is the middle sibling. He's got big ears and is good-natured. He loves trucks and likes to tease his big sister. But, he gets mostly bullied by Zoe. He was named after his great granddad.
Hammie: Daddy?
Darryl: What's up Hammie?
Hammie: I was fixing my yellow truck, and I think I got some on my nose.
Darryl: Some what?
Hammie: Super glue.

Hagar from Hagar the Horrible

He's a Viking. He's also a family man and a great warrior. He's shown with a poor sense of hygiene and takes a bath once a year. He has a nagging wife called Helga. In this strip, Hagar is shown facing the same problems that an average family man faces. Here are two funny quotes from the strip.
Narrator: The most famous Viking of all was Leif Erikson.
Hagar: Huh?
Narrator: Okay, okay! Hagar the Horrible.
Hagar: Helga, what's going on here? I come home after a short two-year business trip, and what do I find? My son's reading books, and my daughter's engaged to a guy from the wrong side of the fjord, instead of Olaf, the man of my dreams. How could you let this happen? Are you trying to ruin the lack of civilization as we know it?

Pointy-haired Boss from Dilbert

Pointy-haired Boss has pointy hair at both the sides and is bald in the middle. A funny looking guy, ain't he? He's Dilbert's boss and is notable for his attitude of closely observing and controlling the work of his subordinates. This gets under the skin of many of his subordinates, which adds to his power. Here are two humorous quotes by him.
Dilbert: The technology to clone you exists, but it's illegal to clone humans.
The Pointy-haired Boss: If the cops find out, we can frame my clone for the crime.
Dilbert: That is so wrong.
The Pointy-haired Boss: Why? He'd do the same thing to me.
The Pointy Haired Boss: I thought I hired a genius. But he turned out to be an ordinary guy faking a British accent.

Jeremy from Zits

He's a high school teen who wants to be a rock musician. He's intelligent and quite funny. He spends a lot of time trying to impress Sara, his love interest, and the rest of the time, with his friends. When he's not doing these two, then he's lectured by his parents. Here are two witty quotes by Jeremy.
Jeremy: O.M.G! Somebody left my computer logged on to my Facebook! That could have been very bad! What if Mom and Dad had seen it?? They'd be all like, "Jeremy we need to talk".
Mom: Jeremy, we need to talk!
Jeremy: Mom, will you take me shopping?
Mom: (with a tear) You don't know how long I've waited to hear those words come out of your mouth!
Jeremy: To clarify: 'Take me shopping' means I shop, and you wait in the car.

B.C. from B.C.

B.C. comic strip features many human and animal characters. This strip is set in prehistoric times. It shows a group of cavemen and animals from various eras. This strip basically gives a glance to how people used to live during the prehistoric times.
B.C. is one of the human characters in the strip, he's shown as a naïve slob who is also humble. Here is a quote by him. Other amusing characters in this strip are Grog, The Guru, and Wolf.
B.C. At the Peter's Store, which is basically a rock saying Peter's Store with Peter behind it.
B.C. : This year I resolve to be less gullible and less naïve.
Peter: A noble goal! ...have an icicle.
B.C: Thanks, ...crunch crunch... How much do I owe you?

Brutus's Boss from The Born Loser

This strip is about Brutus Thornapple, who is The Born Loser. It revolves around his office and family life. Brutus is always busy with his job or family, and doesn't get any free time. He's old-fashioned and a very funny character. However, most humorous incidents occur when he's around his boss.
Brutus's boss is shown as a rich tycoon, who is cranky and lazy. He keeps insulting Brutus, but also sometimes boosts his confidence. Here is an amusing quote by him.
Brutus: I'm considering taking a night school course in web-based marketing. But, you know that they say about knowledge - A little can be a dangerous thing!
Boss: In your case, there's nothing to fear!

Jason from FoxTrot

This strip revolves around the Fox family. In the family, there are Jason's parents and his siblings Peter and Paige. Jason is the youngest in the family. He's also the protagonist. He's shown to be very intelligent and always helps his older sibling with homework. Here is a funny quote by him.
Jason juggling three eggs in the kitchen.
Jason: Hey! Everyone but mom, look at me!
Mom: Jason! I told you not to juggle eggs in the house!!
[Jason with broken eggs on his head...]
Jason: She never listens...
If you wish to read more on the comic strips mentioned above, then a quick Internet search will take you to their homepage. You can go to their archive pages to read all the strips created till date, or simply subscribe for these comic strips to get them on your mail.
And if you are feeling inspired and extra creative, then create your own comic strip. It's not necessary to be great at drawing to create a comic strip. You can find many sites online, which allow you to create comic strips for free. So, good luck and enjoy!