daily comic strip
created and written by Darby Conley
. Unexpectedly hilarious
, this strip has been favorably compared to "Bloom County
," although it's more like "Dilbert
" would be if it starred the cast of "Garfield
The regular cast of this strip includes:
- Rob Wilco, a low-level employee in an ad agency somewhere. He's basically trying to keep his life in some semblance of order whenever he's not at his apartment coping with his pets. He's single and dresses like it, typically wearing "Lowe Tech" sweatshirts and untucked t-shirts around the house. His hair is a permanent mess.
- Bucky, Rob's Siamese cat, is an accident waiting to happen every day. He cultivates his one fang as his only threatening feature, loafs around the apartment while Rob works, and occasionally tries to pass off random acts of senseless violence as modern art. Your typical cat, in other words.
- Satchel, his dog, part terrier and part Shar-Pei, who constantly wears a metal wristwatch and is a little naive and even more neurotic. By and large, though, he tries to stay on Rob's good side, and only pokes fun at Bucky when Rob's around to back him up.