Ian Macpherson immerses us in a deft blend of daily settings and extraordinary happenings. John’s strange and eccentric characters rise to the situation, yet their actions are always amusing and surprising. Close to Home was a daily one-panel comic strip created by American cartoonist John McPherson that ran from 1982 until 1992. [1] The comic strip is a series of single-image gags rather than a continuous storyline. encompassing a variety of “near to home” issues such as marriage, children, education, employment, sports, health, and family life “Home” peaked in popularity in the mid to late 1990s, when various newspapers reprinted it to replace the defunct Far Far Side. It was published in approximately 700 newspapers globally as of 2021.

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