Apr 25th 2018 10:25 am Ludwig the Kid

Speaking of GoComics, I want to direct your attention to a new feature on the A&J home page there. It is “The Best of Ludwig the Cat.” Actually, it isn’t the best, but that is what the feature is called. It is a selection of a dozen or so Ludwig comics from 2004, chosen by myself and the friendly GoComics staff at Andrews McMeel Universal. And don’t ask me why Arlo is wearing white pants. I didn’t color the daily comics at that time. The idea is, of course, to attract your eyeballs, but at least we are committed to giving them something mildly entertaining to look at. The “Best of…” list will change occasionally, so watch for it. I hope you enjoy “The Best of Ludwig the Cat.”

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26 Responses to “Ludwig the Kid”

  1. Mark in TTown on 25 Apr 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Great retro, Jimmy. For me it was laugh out loud funny.

  2. Neil of Norman and Rockford on 25 Apr 2018 at 11:11 am #

    Is there any reason why Arlo WOULDN’T wear white pants (or should I wait to look at that strip before asking?)

  3. TruckerRon on 25 Apr 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    If you’re into astronomy and science:


  4. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 25 Apr 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    I had a pair of white pants years ago. They look nice…for about 15 minutes. Never again. I wear white shirts to church, but then there is little opportunity to really get them dirty. The collars are another deal.

  5. Mark in TTown on 25 Apr 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Steve, having been in the Navy with summer whites as a uniform, I can say you are right about how fast they get dirty. I recall one guy who went to Disney World on liberty from boot camp, came back with the seat of his pants brown. Turned out he was busy chatting up a woman and didn’t notice he was about to sit on someones brownie that was in his chair.

  6. Ghost on 25 Apr 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    “Ice cream pants”, we called them. Actually wore them as a young buck, with aloha shirts. That was after I got over being shy.

  7. Mark in TTown on 25 Apr 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    emb, some of these are worse than the Nutria name foul-up: https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-20-worst-brand-translations-of-all-time.html

  8. Ghost on 25 Apr 2018 at 6:41 pm #

    Sailor: I swear! I sat on a brownie!

    Shore Patrol: Suuure you did.

  9. Anonymous on 25 Apr 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    I don’t get this one.

  10. Mark in TTown on 25 Apr 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    Think of the old Westerns, when the villain walked into the saloon and everything stopped, including the guy playing piano.

  11. Old Bear on 25 Apr 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    I see the Nova issue was addressed.

    Didn’t Esso change to Exxon so there were no misunderstandings?
    as I recall.

  12. Moi on 26 Apr 2018 at 3:08 am #

    I can’t seem to find the list ‘best of Ludwig’? Or am i missing something?

  13. joedon on 26 Apr 2018 at 5:53 am #

    I would like to see best of gene & family rather than cat

  14. Mark in TTown on 26 Apr 2018 at 6:30 am #

    Moi, click on the banner that says read today’s Arlo& Janis. Best of Ludwig is to the right of the daily strip.

  15. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 26 Apr 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    Everyone out visiting today? The lack of chatter is fairly unusual here.

  16. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 26 Apr 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    One needs to click “overview” to see the “Best of Ludwig” right of the partial comic. At least, that’s how it works here.

  17. Ghost on 26 Apr 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    As some of you know, Jackie and I are busily preparing to open “Deals – A Women’s Boutique” as a companion to “Steals – A Women’s Boutique”. (That, along with Jackie’s chemo treatments, explains why we’ve been a bit scarce in the Village of late.) Today, as a way to cheer up the staff I asked them to come up with some names for other business, should we decide to diversify. (Ha!) We came up with the following:

    Heels – A Ladies’ Shoe Store
    Wheels – An Automotive Accessory Shop
    Meals – A Diner
    Peels – A Fruit Stand
    Peals – A Bell Store
    Thrills – A Halloween Supply Store
    Chills – A Halloween Haunted House
    Spills – A Tavern
    Teals – A Pet Duck Store
    Appeals – A Bail Bond Agency

    And last but not least…

    Feels – A Massage Parlor

  18. Mark in TTown on 26 Apr 2018 at 8:51 pm #

    Spiels – a speech-writing firm
    Squeals – barbeque restaurant
    Appeals – law firm
    Seals – aquatic mammal dealer
    Zeals – I don’t know, but they do it with gusto.

  19. Old Bear on 26 Apr 2018 at 11:53 pm #

    BoL – They are all true.
    Ours prefer Sliced Turkey to Sardines.
    2 will not eat ANY human food.

  20. TruckerRon on 27 Apr 2018 at 1:24 am #

    Thursday night, using my telescope at 44x, I viewed a binary pair: Alcor & Mizar in Ursa Major. To the naked eye it looks like a single bright star. Through the telescope they are obviously 2 separate stars.

    I also viewed Jupiter at 110x. In Provo’s light-polluted sky I could easily see the Galilean moons and also make out 3 or 4 bands across Jupiter’s disk as it bounced around in my field of view.

    If we ever have a Friday or Saturday night with decent viewing, I’ll be heading up into the mountains! Last year when I worked noon to 4 it was easier to stay up late.

  21. Mark in TTown on 27 Apr 2018 at 6:30 am #

    Jimmy, I know the truth in today’s strip. The cat will come when it wants, not necessarily when you want it to.

  22. TruckerRon on 27 Apr 2018 at 7:48 pm #

    I hadn’t see this commercial regarding the critters…


  23. TruckerRon on 28 Apr 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Ok, here’s a woman “trapped” by an Australian snake:


  24. TruckerRon on 28 Apr 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    Then there’s this crazily-named project to save birds:


  25. Mark in TTown on 28 Apr 2018 at 9:37 pm #

    TruckerRon, Jimmy’s posted a new retro and you’re posting on the older one.

  26. TruckerRon on 28 Apr 2018 at 10:55 pm #

    Thanks, Mark. I’ll move the posts later tonight or tomorrow.