The state of the comics page

I read the daily comics page today, and I am deeply depressed. I suppose it's inevitable - when I started reading the comics, we had Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side, and my very favorite, Bloom County - a golden age of comic strips, really. But now - occasionally, Dilbert, The Boondocks and Foxtrot amuse, and Doonesbury will always be mildly satisfying, but there is no one strip that compels me to read the comics page.

Are there any good comic strip artists out there? Are there strips I should be asking my newspaper to carry (aside from Opus, which I ask for on a monthly basis)?

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