Happily Married: Newspaper Comics

  • Many newspaper-strip comics are more about the travails married people find than about their personal relationship. Dagwood and Blondie, Hi and Lois, Hagar and Helga, the parents in Baby Blues, the parents in For Better or for Worse.
  • In Zits the loving, stable marriage between Connie and Walt Duncan infuriates their son, Jeremy, by adding to their general dorkiness: their happy stability makes him too well-adjusted to have a tragic backstory. One strip shows the parents talking and laughing over doing the dishes, prompting Jeremy to sigh, "The award for 'person whose life least resembles MTV' goes to..." (or something like that.)
  • Bob Weber's Moose and Molly are heavy-set, low-rung blue-collar types, totally blissed out on each other.
  • One Big Happy has two generations of married couples and a couple of children living in the same house.
  • Sally and Ted Forth. Each would probably drive another spouse crazy, but they're perfect together.