|Launch Date:||September 6, 1999|
|Publisher:||United Feature Syndicate|
Get Fuzzy is an American daily comic strip created and written by Darby Conley. The strip features three main characters- Bucky, Satchel, and Rob. It follows the antics of the trio, and has become a rather popular strip, and it appears in 700 newspapers worldwide.
Main Characters Edit
Secondary Characters Edit
Minor Characters Edit
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- Roger Wilco
- Bob Jimbob
- Don Liego
- Other minor cat characters
The strip for the most part takes place in Apartment 4F, which is in an apartment building situated somewhere on Longwood Avenue, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Opinions in Get Fuzzy Edit
Darby Conley's pro-Vegan and far Left beliefs are voiced through Rob and to a lesser extent Satchel, and the Conservative Bucky is often a target of ridicule, but for the most part the strip is apolitical.
References in other Comic Strips Edit
Darby Conley is friends with Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephen Pastis, and as a result of this, Bucky and Satchel have made cameo appearances in Pearls. Additionally, Conley was the guest artist of a Dilbert strip.
Critical Reception Edit
According to the Washington Post, it is one of the three best comic strips in newspapers, the others being Pearls Before Swine and The Boondocks. Other newspaper critics give it a similar rating. However, there is a notable group of people who loathe the strip, most of whom use Amazon.com reviews as a platform, but who also count influential newspaper critics among their numbers. The Amazon.com reviews are generally complaints about Rob's "ugliness" and bogus claims that the strip is a rip-off of Garfield.
Main Article: Controversy
Throughout it's run, Get Fuzzy has been through some controversial events. Click on the above link to read more.
The strip has stopped producing new material on Weekdays, and only produces new material on Sundays. As a result of this, many newspapers (e.g. The Seattle Times) have stopped running the strip.