One of my favorite comics to read growing up was Bloom County/Outland I discovered them in the library after reading through all of the Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes books. So Bloom County is about life in small town America, the strip features kids that acted like adults and the adults were basically kids. The stand out of the strip has to be Opus the Penguin an “existential penguin” and the outrageous Bill The Cat. Opus and several other characters would reappear in the strip Opus which ran from 2003-08.
If you haven’t read any of Bloom County or other related strips take a look at them. So over on Facebook Berkeley Breathed has revived the strip. Go check it out not sure how often we will be getting new strips but whatever. Hope to see more character appearing in the future.