* ''{{Retail}}'' is planted firmly down on the cynicism end of the scale. The comic is about the trials and tribulations of minimum-wage retail workers, almost all of whom hate their jobs, their bosses, their customers, and everything else about their workplace.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' is very far on the cynicism end. In fact, it's been suggested in the strip (mainly by Dogbert) that "cynicism" and "wisdom" are synonyms.
* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.
* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.
** While the comic itself is in the middle, leaning toward cynicism, Pig is very far on the idealistic side. Rat, on the other hand, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mGwe4a4-yE is so far on the cynical side]], he's pretty much a NietzscheWannabe.
* It's actually surprising, when you think about it, just how cynical ''{{Peanuts}}'' is, particularly in terms of the various ways that Charlie Brown kept getting screwed over and over (such as with kicking the football). It's also a universe where AllLoveIsUnrequited.