I've loved Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes ever since I first saw them. Who couldn't love the twin-barrelled satire and sentiment personified by a kid and his cynical tiger, both astonished by the stupidity of modern life? I even spent some of my Philosophy prize at university on some C+H books, pointing to the characters' names and attitudes in my defence.
My friend Adam just reminded me of this strip, in which the roots of our present predicament are presciently exposed. Click on it to enlarge or follow the link.