Sunday, January 21, 2007


Newspaper comic strips never really attracted my attention. Now, if you handed me a D.C. comic about Batman or Superman; that was a different story… Those were real comics… until, when in the mid seventies, I came across a syndicated comic by some guy by the name of Jim Unger called Herman. Now here was a real newspaper comic! To this day, I still get a laugh out of reading his hundreds of single frame comics. I don’t really know what it is but his humour regarding life just seems to get me “right here.” Now I will not bore you with any more details of the author or about why I enjoy his work so much … I will just present to you some of my favourites. Enjoy!


Le Nightowl said...

Priceless... thanks for the laughs, Dave :)
Now I need to check out more about Jim Unger!

Josie said...

I always loved Herman. Omigosh, thanks for this. I had forgotten all about him...!


Sunil Parmar said...

Hello Dave...
that was an amazing delight.:)
Thanks for sharing it with us.
I love Dilbert strip by Scot Adams.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Herman is all of us. Enjoyed it.

Amy said...

AH! that made me smile this morning !!

abbagirl74 said...

Thanks for the laugh Dave. I remember that comic. Very funny and real.

Dave said...

Thanks Marie!... Your Herman comics were the first thing I read this morning... and, of course, I laughed! :-) Thank you! :-)

Josie!... If you ever want more of Herman, there are actually a number of his books out. I have one and love it!

Sunil Parmer... I remember Dilbert as well. It was one of the cartoons that always managed to bring a laugh out of dry humour.. Loved it! Please check your email regarding a previous post of yours. Cheers!

LGS You are right LGS... Maybe that is why I can related to him so much. :-)

Amy... Glad I could make you smile! :-)

Abbagirl... You are right. I think it is the realness that makes it so funny to me.

Janice said...

Loved this Dave! :D

abbagirl74 said...

Holy crap Dave! Is that a picture of you? What a hottie! :) Glad to see the man behind the pictures.

Dave said...

Hi Janice!... It sure provides for a few laughs doesn't it! :-)

abbagirl!...You are right! It is the Man behind the "blogger's Mask." :-)

Josie said...

Dave, I have switched to the new Blogger, and I think I have messed everything up on my blog... sigh.


Becky Wolfe said...

Great reminder! I used to have full Herman books. Wonder where those went to? Hmmm! Probably lost at my parents place! Thanks for the funnies!

Sunil Parmar said...

Hello Dave.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words.:)

God bless you~Take care.

Sunil Parmar said...

Hello Dave.
ust read The Owl and the Pussycat.
Do check my comment over there.
Have a nice time.:)

Dave said...

Hi Becky!, I used to have a few other Herman books but I lost them... Some day I will have to look for them

Sunil Parmar... I was surprised to see your comment on the owl and the pussycat as it was accidently shoved into 2006 when, in fact it was suppose to be Jan 22, 2007... :-)

Thanks for reading! Thanks for your comment!

Jazz said...

I love Herman... and Bizarro and Real Life Adventures.