About this book

Creative humor delivered to your door each day. How could it get better?

Not only is humor rewarding in and of itself, but also the things that we find to be funny teach us about being human.

To honor the timelessness of these works, I have their events happening in present tense.

In my table of contents, I list the original cartoonists ordered by the year of first publication (not by their order in the sheet of stamps). For most of these comics, assistants, letterists, colorists, and later cartoonists did the work and continued the strip after the original cartoonists retired.

Links and shortcuts

In any page, you can click on links to jump around in this book.

You may find the following keyboard equivalents to be convenient. Here I use the symbol ⌥ for the option key on Mac/OS or the alt key on Windows, ⇧ for the shift key, and ⏎ for the return (enter) key. Arrow keys are ◄ (left), ► (right), ▲ (up), and ▼ (down).

Context Keys Jump to / Behavior
index ⌥ ◄ Books by Tom Sharp
⌥ ▲ About Tom Sharp
⌥ ► about this book (this page)
⌥ ▼ contents
⇧ ⌥ ▼ contents
contents ⇧ ⌥ ▲ index
⌥ ▼ select the next item in the contents
⌥ ▲ select the previous item in the contents
⌥ ► open the selected page
⌥ ⏎ open the selected page
poem ⇧ ⌥ ▲ contents
⌥ ◄ contents
⌥ ▲ select the previous poem, or, from the top poem, open the previous page
⌥ ▼ select the next poem, or, from the bottom poem, open the next page

The author

Photo of Tom Sharp, wearing a floppy hat and dark sunglasses, by Terry M. Sharp, at the rim of Haleakala

Photo by Terry M. Sharp

Tom Sharp is a Native American of Aleut heritage, a member of Seldovia Village Tribe. He is the author of numerous books, including Spectacles: A Sampler of Poems and Prose, Taurean Horn Press (ISBN 0-931552-10-9), a novel, Hans and the Clock (ISBN 979-8580172484), The book of science, SciFi (ISBN 979-8694935210), Things People Do (ISBN 979-8687425568), The book of beliefs (ISBN 979-8683553593), The I Ching (ISBN 979-8573510620), Images (ISBN 979-8577560515), Aleut Artifacts (ISBN 979-8575608998), Aleut Words (ISBN 979-8582103394), and First Nations (ISBN 979-8682924769).

Tom Sharp initials