Four years ago today, Savage Chickens debuted on the web! Thanks to all of you for another great year – you make it all worthwhile! Today’s cartoon shows all of the characters who appeared in more than one cartoon during the past year.
WIN a Coffee Mug!
As a thank-you, I’m giving away a few coffee mugs this weekend. To be eligible, just add a comment to this post telling me which cartoon was your favourite from the past year. I’ll draw 3 winners randomly on Sunday and the winners will get a mug with their favourite cartoon on it! Update: Winners announced!
Your Top Ten
Here are the most-visited cartoons from the past year:
- Alarm Clock
- One Cloudy Day
- Million Monkeys
- Ultimate Dessert
- Fun With Genetics 5
Doug’s Top Ten
Here are my picks from the rest of the past year’s cartoons:
- Barack Obama
- Blue Sky
- Good Times
- Overheard on Tatooine
- Poet-Bot 5
- Toshi Station
Thanks again for a great year! It’s been a blast!
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Congrats on the 4 years! 😀
I love so many of your doodles, but I guess “toshi station” is also one of my more recent favorites. 😀
I loved the One Cloudy Day comic. Found it hilarious!
I love the “Sick of Moving” one!
my things always disappear after I tidy them up ,too!
I have been reading your comics for about a year and they usually can make my day! Thanks for this!
My favourite strip was names “Fire!”.
I vote for “Life Sucks”
Keep up the good work 😉
Congrats.. how many chickens can we count in today’s comic?
Congrats and hope you’ll be around to make my next jobs easier to handle as well.
Loudest lol occured @ Higher (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/06/higher.html)
I vote for “TV time”. Great work!
Work Is Easy!! 😀
Also I would vote for “Cancelled!” 😉
Doug, congratulations on 4 awesome years – checking the day’s cartoon is the first thing I do before work each day; you’ve started every one with a smile, and sometimes a “fall-out-of-chair-laughing!”
All the Chuck Norris panels are great, I’m going to vote for Day of the Ninja stare-down! Though truly, it’s near impossible to choose a favorite….
And I’ve been reading for about three. You rock. Thanks!
Great work on 4 years.
My favorite would be Frosty from dec 18th.
Definitely million monkeys. I love the logic. Although the sky gnomes come in a close second.
Oh, and my favorite(s) is the irrational fear series. =)
It must be the French in me being attracted to the logic elements of Amazing.
Happy Anniversary Doug. My favourite so far has to be Doorstep Ninjas. It’s so simple yet I crack up every time I see it.
Many Happy Returns!
My favourite is ‘Life Sucks’ – so much so that it’s my desktop wallpaper on my work pc…
Ok, i discovered you recently so i didn’t check everything, but my favorite one would be “Orientation”, about hell and wi-fi. I really fellt like a chicken.
You’ve made me laugh for some time now, I’d like to just thank you for making my work days happier.
I’d like to vote for “Death”, how I’d love to work from home myself.
Thanks for the entertainment 🙂
I’m voting for “Spork”
Savage Chickens is always the start to my day in work – whilst the email fires up, I find out what our feathery friends are up to this morning.
I loved “How to Quit Your Crappy Job” (and sent the link to several friends of mine who were considering doing it!) but of the Top Ten list, my favourite is “Million Monkeys” – I get this image of a monkey in Shakespeare’s ruff collar…
woo! 4 years, huh? congrats! i’m not sure what my favorite is, but i really liked (and passed around) the barack to the future one.
Hi Doug!! Sending you congrats from Buenos Aires, Argentina!! I’ve been following you for more than one year, every morning when I arrive to the office.
My favourite cartoon in “Chaos in Hell” (Librarian Hell). Kisses! And keep drawing!
Fun With Genetics 5!
I’ve been working on the rabbit and billy goat to Jackalope. Deer DNA is too complicated.
Your comic gives me hope.
My vote: “CouchBot 2000”
Certainly it’s Happiness (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/10/happiness.html). Nothing beats the blood of clowns 🙂
Right now Million Monkeys is my favorite as Darwin’s 200th birthday is coming up (as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species”). He is perhaps the greatest scientist of all time and evolution is a beautiful theory that unites every living thing on this planet!
I found you about a year ago and promptly read all the back cartoons, giving up part of a night’s sleep to do so.
For this year, I’m torn between “Cubicle Future” and “The Bard.” Yep, I’m a Science Fiction geek. I even dream in SciFi, which makes explaining my dreams a real challenge.
Definitely my favourite (& the one that resulted in an addiction to Savage Chickens in the office with lots of muttering under breath) is Raccoon vs Moon. Although I note, with dismay, that I can’t see Mr Raccoon in the celebratory cartoon above. Perhaps he was so annoyed with the caper, he protested being included…
Happy anniversary — and many more!
One of my favourites, it’s hard to pick just one really, is Death Works From Home. Although if you ask me again tomorrow, or even in ten minutes, the answer might differ just because I cannot choose.
Happiness – The Blood Of Clowns one. By a long way.
You took up the baton from Farside when that stopped.
Now you and Dilbert run on alone together!
PLEASE keep going!
happy aniversary! I’m tottally adict to your cartoons…
I love freud ones
I like them all. Most days they are “fall-out-of-chair-laughing!” funny as Thomas said. I’m thinking I liked the Pi one the best from March 14.
Thanks for the daily cheer.
Congratulations on the fourth year!
My favorite was pi. Being an engineer, that still makes me laugh!
Congratulations on 4 years. My avourite would have to be Chaos in Hell which I forwarded to my friend, who is a University Librarian. So the cartoon adorns the Law Library in Dundee University in Scotland. Travel well, these chickens!
Congrats! I definitely vote for Bears, but it wasn’t easy to choose.
My favorite is definitely Welcome to Hogwarts, a pretty recent one, but still a fave.
I love “chickenkrump” because I also do embarassing stuff on elevators when Im alone.
Great work ! Keep on drawing ! U help my day to start.
One has to have their everyday dose of Chicken !!!! Something like “Like an Egyptian” (the Egyprian dog with a leash!) cheers you up for the whole day ! I’m a (French) chickensavageaholic !
So hard to choose, but I think One Cloudy Day is at the top of my list. Tree Hugger runs a close second.
I like so many of them..but “Fun with Freud” really made me laugh.. and all others of Ninja, Jason and Prod3000..just love em.
Congrats, Doug! Your chickens always make my day.
My favorite would be “One Cloudy Day” from July 23, 2008. Cheers!
I loved the million monkeys one; I had it on my desktop for months! Congratulations on four awesome years!
Congratulations for the 4th year Doug!! Hope everything just keep getting better 😉
My favorite cartoon ever is the Death one, Death working from home is just hilarious hahaha
Chuck Norris is the best: Ultimate Dessert
Toshi station! Hysterical!!
Anything involving Excellence in Management!
Happy Birthday! Bock Bock!
The “Overheard on Tatooine” has to be my favorite, or maybe “Toshi Station”. I also loved the “Barack to the Future” one, and “Everything’s better with Mr. T” (just this week).
Best of luck to you!
I loved “Kiss Me”. That was too good.
As a wildlife biologist, I have to say Million Monkeys is my all-time favorite Savage Chickens cartoon.
Congratulations on the 4th year and thanks for all the laughs!!!
My favorite had to be PI. Being an engineer, I still laugh today about that one.
‘Parenting’ has been my favourite but it was hard to choose. The poor little chicken child!
Congrats on 4 years, Doug!
Being a math nerd, I have to say my favorite cartoon was Pi. It matches the Pi tattoo on my wrist.
…I wonder if people who see my tattoo at bars say the same thing about me?…
I am a new fan and hope you keep going for more years to come. I like Million Monkeys, the strip is funny and the Monkey is so damn cute.
“One Han clapping” is definitely my favorite-I teach 7th, 8th and 9th graders, and I had to stifle the giggles throughout the school day after reading that in the morning!
Hey, happy anniversary!
It’s hard to choose only ONE favorite, but since i’ll be a librarian when i grow up, i choose the “Library Hell”.
The eternal favourite… Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008
Congratulations on your four years’ of art on sticky notes. My favorite is December’s “Welcome to Happyland!” because no one expects Santa with an axe.
Patience was my favorite this year
I am also pretty new, but out of the lists above, I’d have to go with Tigger or maybe Death. In any case, congrats on the anniversary and thanks for making my morning!
Happy anniversary Doug!
My favourite was Happiness (cause I’m sick like that)
My favorite is the one with happy bear…
I know its not that original to pick this one since its in the top 10, but still I think its the funniest cartoon ever…
keep it up Doug !
My favourite of the year is still Gorgeous from June 25th.
I still want it as a T-shirt!
I vote for “Pharmacy”, November the 5th, although there were so many good cartoons this year. And last year.. and the year before.. Anyway, congrats 🙂 Hope you keep it up for some more years
Gz with the 4years. This is my new favorite: https://www.savagechickens.com/images/chickengourmand.jpg
I look forward to Savage Chickens -it usually gives me my first laugh of the day. It is hard to choose a favorite, but being a card-carrying treehugger, that is the one I choose.
Tigger. funniest cartoon ever. followed closely by the Toshi Station cartoon. congrats on 4 years!
best wishes –
“The Development of Language”, of course – because I’m a linguist and because it’s almost impossible to find good humour based on Linguistics…! 😀
I Like almoust all of them, but to pick one ill pick One Cloudy Day
allso spot the narcisist iz one of my favorites
Congrats bro.. keep up the chickwork..
I only just subscribed to the RSS around a week ago so I’m having to go off of the 20 listed favorites. But among those, hands down, it’s gotta be “Million Monkeys”.
I really enjoyed your cartoons…
my favorite was Children of Hecklers
Thanks for everything!
Seriously, I love saving the womp rats, because honestly, they can’t defend themselves! My children blow up womp rats for fun on their Lego Star wars game. I just want to do my part in saving these poor defenseless…ummm…rats.
It was hard for me choosing a favourite, so i randomly selected one of my top 5, and i came up with “gorgeous”. the others are; return to happy land, day of the ninja 2008, sick of moving and meanwhile. So congrats on making so many awesome cartoons in 4 years 🙂
I have way too many favorites, but recent one that really made me giggle is Fire! 😀
My favorite are the dont let the bedbug bite. Thanks for making my mornings start in a good place.
Congrats on 4 years!
My boss thought I was “cracked” posting the chickens outside my office door everyday until I gave him the “PI” cartoon and he changed his way of thinking. He has a degree in Physics.
Congratulations and thank you for giving me so much enjoyment every day! 🙂
My favorite is T-I-G-G-E-R!!!
I have to admit that I didn’t review all of the 2008 cartoons, although I have read them all at one time or another. I did glance at some of the choices that readers and also the creator–Savage Chickens’ creator, of course, not THE creator–and recall that cartoon called “Treehugger.” It’s one that I saved. Even though there may be a different one somewhere from 2008 that I may also have saved, I’m short of the time required to review a full year of cartoons, and , therefore, I’ll go with “Treehugger.” It’s at great cartoon!
I’ve only been subscribed for about three months now, but I really liked “Life is Grim” – not so much because it made me giggle, but because it expressed something in a way that I couldn’t put my finger on. Seems to me that’s the bar that should be set to qualify as art, and I was tickled to see that a simple webcomic had passed it.
My fave is “Death works from home,” but there must be something wrong with me – my favorites are usually the hell / death ones. Definitely need one of your psychoanalyst panels to straighten me out…
Yay Year 4!
My favourite of the past year is “The Boss Who Cried Deadline” and all of your cubicle themed jokes. And anything with Timmy Tofu!!
Obviously… my favorite is “Happiness” with Happy Bears 2nd appearance. I heart Happy Bear!
Look forward to the skewed humor every morning.
I loved Chickenmeh – my teen daughter’s favorite word.
And a million monkeys
I loved going back through the year and rereading them all!
This one stands out though!
The last panel of November’s “Troll” made me wonder if you’d been out drinking with me the night before you drew it.
Congrads on 4 years! I’ve been following you for over 3 years.
One of my favorites is “Deadline”.
I’ll go with Next for NASA.
Congratulations on four years, wow!
One of my recent favourites was ‘Fire!’ as someone else also mentioned. I have so many friends who are addicted to Twitter that it was really funny to me 🙂
Keep up the good work 🙂
oops! I posted under Death.(hoping for a mug)
that’s gota be one of the all-time greatest.
love yr work.I’m always fwding ’em to my kids.
Congrats on a wonderful 4 years! It’s awesome seeing the stuff you come up with.
My favourite has been “Spot the Narcissist” from January 7, 2009
I’m a Star Wars nerd…so Toshi Station got linked from my delicious and facebook and sent to tons of my friends. (^_^)
HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY! I enjoy your cartoons every day! My favorite cartoon(s) this year have to be “Hell Smell” (I laughed so hard!) and “Happiness” (Pure brilliance!). Keep ’em comin’!
Four Years! Congrats and
here’s to the next 4.
I have loved a lot of them but as noone else has mentioned Talk Like A Pirate 2008 yet, that’s my pick. Tops!!
My definite favorite this year was the Pirate Day one… ARR! YAR! HAR!! Pirate linguists debate… 🙂 I sent it to everyone at my school and printed it out.. it’s still hanging on my wall in my classroom!
GET ON UP.
Maybe because it is so recent it is my fave, but I LOVED the ‘celeb getting out of car with no panties: Bad Santa’ one. Made me fall all over the place laughing. Posted it at work… and got the same reaction from others.
LOVE Savage Chickens!!!
My favourite one is Couchbot2000, or perhaps Meanwhiled… No, definitively Rock-paper-scissors.
Congratulations on your anniversary!! Greetings from Argentina! I really enjoy reading Savage Chickens every morning before starting to work. My favourite now is Sleep Tight I and II.
My favorite has got to be the “Tigger” one (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/09/tigger.html)
I have it printed and taped up on my file cabinet at work! 🙂
Keep up the great work, it’s the only way I make it through the mornings!
Soooo many good ones this year, but the one I printed out and posted to the bulletin board was Exposed! (Dec. 12). Tsk tsk, Santa!
My favorate was:
December 19, 2008
I just couldn’t stop laughing at this one. Pure genious ^_^
My favorite was The Boss Who Cried “Deadline”. Too true, and hanging in my cube 🙂
I have the chickens emailed to me everyday and I love opening up that email in the morning. I have both “One Cloudy Day” and “Ultimate Dessert” hanging in my cube and it’s tough to pick but I’m going to have to give “One Cloudy Day” my vote. I remember laughing really, really hard when I read that one. I love a good surprise ending.
Congrats! I like the one where Darth Vadar is the new defense against the dark arts teacher!
Congrats on 4 years.
My vote is for Barry White #10 back in July.
Morbid as it may be, I think my favorite would have to be Everlasting. I actually printed it out and have it on my cubicle wall. =)
My favorite is always the current one… mostly because I have a short attention span from watching He-Man and Transformers cartoons as a child. But if I had to pick a runner-up, it would be chickenconversation. Because, unfortunately, that’s my life.
Pi is the loneliest number haven’t we all felt that way.
Keep up the good work Doug, love your cartoons!
Congrats! I’m going to go with The Crawling Eye where he loses his contact.
One Cloudy Day is definitely my favorite (although Pi was a strong contender).
My favorite this year was yesterday’s…Confidence. My all-time favorite was Know-It-All. I think it was more than a year ago, though.
I’ve been reading you since the early days and still waiting to see if the chickens ever go bowling. Out of the top 10 showing I must vote for Ultimate Dessert. Who can refuse Chuck Norris Roundhouse Ripple.
@Nathalie : ca fait plaisir de voir qu’il y a d’autres français fans de doug ! 🙂
Barack to the Future is pretty awesome, especially post election.
I’m always a sucker for the Star Wars theme…
Doug, I love your cartoons! I look forward everyday to seeing what you’ve come up with next. And I love the fact that you are a Star Wars geek like me.:-) My fav this year was “Death Works From Home”. Laughed so hard and I forwarded it to all of my friends. Will you be putting out a book with your collection in it? I would definity buy it and I know others would too. Please let me know. Thank you and keep em’ coming!
Congratulations on 4 years! It is well deserved.
My favorite cartoon is “Drink Beer”.
I definitely support the Brewers Association and a few weeks ago I could have been one of these chickens! I needed it to be Friday bad!
I introduced your cartoons to my Mom and she’s hooked!
Thanks for making us giggle a little every day.
My favorite is “The Loudness” from June. I think we all know what it’s like to have rowdy philosophers living next door.
Oh, I have so many favorites and look at your site almost every day, but this one is definitely true in my own life and made me laugh out loud:
My favorite were the Bed Bugs, but Barack to the Future is pretty close behind. You rock! We love chickens at my house!!
I’d like to see the comic that contains all the characters that were only featured in a comic once in the last year. I think that would be a most sad cartoon. :[
Hard to pick a favorite but in order to adhere to the rules of the game and possibly get a free mug I’m gonna say the Tigger cartoon. I always knew there was a sociopath hiding behind those stripes and those beady black eyes.
Definitely the James Brown alarm clock. I walk around the office singing that whenever someone’s late!
Tough choice….but since I love Halloween, I’ll pick The Crawling Eye.
LOVE your weird sense of humor!
my favorite is the Barack to the Future one!
My favorite is probably https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/08/sleepworking.html
Not easy to choose a favorite, but I remember laughing all day about “The Detour”, so I’ll go with that one!
It was hard to choose just one, so I’m going with Death works from home. 🙂
I love ’em all. Can’t get through the day without my dose of savage chickens!
Of these though my favorite is
“Happiness”! The Blog Of Clowns! So Funny!!!!!
Happiness — I drink the blood of clowns.
I want a tshirt with that on it!
Congrats…thanks for sharing you talent with the rest of us.
Keep creating…with abandon,
The worlds of awesome comics and awesome music collided when I saw your video for Phantom Mountain! Gratz on 4 years!
My favorite has to be Meh from Dec 29… As someone who uses the word often and has received the same question I am happy to have a link to give those questioning me.
Happy Anniversary! It’s my birthday this weekend too… although I’m just a leeeeetle bit older than 4 😀
My favourite cartoon was Tigger, I always knew there was something suspicious about that grin on his face!
I have a lot that I love and have cut out and placed in my cube but my favorite would have to be “Orientation” where the chickens were all in hell and also the one..not sure which day…
“Great another famous person photographed getting out of a car with no underwear on”
“I expected more from you santa!!”…that was so funny to me.
I love savage chickens soooo much i want to have a 1/2 human 1/2 chicken baby..haha
I love the entire PoetBot series. Every time you post a new one that alludes to a poem, I offer a prize to my students if they can tell me the author & title.
My favorite PoetBot of all time is “The Road Not Taken,” and my favorite from the past year is “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.”
Congratulations! I love your chickens!
If I have to choose, I found really funny the one named “exposed!”.
Awesome! Entertaining! Congratulations on four years . . . mat there be many more! I forward these gems to my friends ’round the world. For me it’s gotta be #2, One Cloudy Day. It’s in the realm of reality which makes it that much funnier! I laughed at it for days. I still have a copy of it tacked to the front of my refrigerator. Your email is one of the few that I truly look forward to receiving each and every day. Thank you so much.
It’s a tie between Tigger and Deadline (love that Prod3000!)
Tigger made me laugh so hard though…
And Congratulations on the 4th year!
I’ve been reading Savage Chickens for quite a while now, and it always makes me smile!
My favorite this year was probably “How to Quit Your Crappy Job”… probably because it had some, uh, personal relevance for me. Anyway, it was funny AND true, and it made me laugh quite a bit.
“Overheard on Tattooine” is possibly my favorite cartoon of all time.
Congrats! My favorite has gotta be Troll.
Although Million Monkeys is truly classic in my book, I have to say that Chicken Misery is one that resonates in my heart, and gives me a better attitude under difficult circumstances, because it is so true: misery is only grudgingly tolerated!
Thanks for an upbeat start to my day.
Don’t know the name,but: Welcome to hell…No, there is no Wifi!
SOOO hard – I loved the bed bugs, but I think my fave had to be….
I loved the seek of a thousand chickens. That was great. I also love the pop up cartoons. So 3D!
Happy Birthday! Pre-school awaits!
As a migraineur, I really identify with this one. It’s good (but yes, sad) to know one is not alone.
Life in Eight Easy Steps – too true…
Death Works from Home is priceless. I have it posted next to my computer at my mind-numbing job. If he “deletes” me any time soon, I hope he does it early in the morning so at least I will get out of a day’s work. 🙂
Congratulations and best wishes for your continuing success!!
I’m partial to poet-bot and the sky gnomes….
My favourite is probably “The Grapes of Wrath of Khan” (titled Wrath), although it’s a toss-up between that and the Lost Ninja Battle sequence from Macbeth.
January 26, 2009
My daughter-in-law is French Canadian, lovely girl, and her and my son do love good restaurants and zombies.
I LOVE your humor!
Congrats I had a few of your chickens in my desk (orientation and wellcome to hell) they make happy every day.
Congrats on 4 years! My fav is Ten Miles.
Alarm clock. This cartoon was the first in a long time to make me want to own it. The alarm clock that is.
My favorite is the “Bad Santa” getting out of the car with no panties! Also love “misery is merely tolerated” as it really must be. Hope you keep cartooning because I love the chickens, and really, it all comes down to being about me, right? Congrats on 4 great years!!
I loved “Movers” – move across town in 5 seconds! Hee hee hee.
“The Dating Scene” with Tofu Timmy really tickled me for some reason.
I love your work. Thanks for all that.
The comic I thought of first was Barack to the Future (a.k.a. Barack Obama). =j
Thank YOU for a great year Doug! Your chickens make my otherwise dull life much brighter! My favorite is:
Barack Obama (especially considering BTTF is my favorite movie!)
Another one I like is “A Long Flight” July 21, 2006
Hands down… FLYING REINDEER!
I get the daily SavChicken and will forward some on to my whole address book. I sent this one and now my sister gets the daily SavChicken because she loved it so much!
You make my cube-world tolerable… Thanks Doug!!
luv your work, hope you draw the chickens 4 many many years 2 come
kisses and hugs from romania!
Congratulations on 4 years, Doug!
I’ve been checking this site every weekday for the past 3 1/2 years, and you are consistently able to make me laugh.
My favorite cartoon from this past year, I believe, would be Million Monkeys.
It was one of those cartoons that made me laugh and then go “hmmm…”
Keep it up!
HellTV has to be my favourite: it’s reality TV meets grad school if you ask me. I liked Godzilla Movers but it cuts a little too close to the bone after moving house last summer.
Way to go Doug!! I visit your site every day and I love your PROD3000! It so descrbes my life in corporate America, that they are posted in my cube! I also love the the Trekkie! (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/04/trekkie.html)
Here’s to another fine year!
Well done, and many thanks!
I have to say I love the Million Monkeys logic. Other favourites include The Dance of Life, IQ Test, Cancelled, Binge-Drinking … the list goes on.
Exposed! on December 12, 2008
My favorite was “Barack to the Future” because sometimes I wish Barack Hussein Obama’s parents hadn’t met.
That Karl Marx cookie lover one!
I absolutely love Poet-Bot!!
It is tough to pick a favorite one because so many make me laugh. Keep up the good work!
I loved Tigger. The twisted portrayal of a beloved Disney character made me laugh out loud.
I love your cartoon! Thank you for four years of fun.
Yesterday’s cartoon, Confidence, cracked me up. That’s my vote.
My favorite is from October 8th – “Skydiving”. I keep it in my email inbox so I can read it every morning. You are the best.
four years! congratulations doug! no wonder you are awesome, you’ve had practice.
i’ve always liked your poet-bot comics. there’s a little poet in all of us, so its easy to relate to.
ohhh hard call! Im debating between “Change is Possible” and “Ultimate Dessert”
I think I’ll go with “Change is Possible”
🙂 I love your comics!
OMG, Love love love the Death works from home!!!
Darth Vader as the new professor of the Dark Arts. Mixing of geeky genres?!? HEAVEN!!!
Yay to 4 years. I love starting my day with your comics.
“True Confessions” really made my day when I got it.
Death. Definitely Death.
Thanks for bringing fun to the day! 🙂
I’d have to go with “Trivia Pillage”. Pirates of Penzance references are always welcome!
Happy anniversary! I’m so glad I stumbled on your site – love the comics. It’s hard to pick a favorite when I love them all, but I have to say I laughed out loud at work when I read the Barack to the Future one – it really resonated with this child of the ’80s! Here’s to many more years to come!
Poet Bot 5 is my vote.
He always makes laugh or at least brings a smile to my face… he’s such a character. 🙂
Has to be Tigger! https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/09/tigger.html
I think this is quite possibly the funniest cartoon I’ve ever seen.
Love all your work though. Here’s to the next 4 years
My favorite was “Excellence in Management 10.” Let’s just say that art imitated life a little too closely…
Thanks for making me smile every day!
I’ve loved so many of your cartoons (and am still so impressed you can come up with GOOD new content every day… still hoping you’ll be syndicated Doug!).
However Death is my favourite, since I often work from home myself.
Wow favorites … so many to choose from. Ok, I really did like Toshi Station. But the search for intelligent life one was good too. And the vodka water cooler mixed up with marketing … cool!
I giggled about ‘Sleep Tight II’ all day- perfect!
I can never remember what happens when, or which are my favourites. (Especially since you have so many good ones!) I was going to go back and review the year, but I seem to be having problems loading your site today. Here’s a good one I did manage to load: Famous Screams, https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/01/famous-screams.html
(Of the ones you listed above, Toshi Station, and Pi rank pretty high!)
My favourite is the “Mistaken identity”. I also love psychology cartoons:)
Dear Doug, I can’t believe that it has been 4 years! congratultion on your sucess with the chickens, and all the others! My 1st pick would be your Forth Anniversay But that was not in the picking so 2nd would have to be One Cloudy Day! I remember doing that when I was young, Glad I never did it with your chicken! hehe Thank you for bring a smile to my face and making me laugh out loud! You are the best Smiling Tammy
Thanks so much for all the great comics!
Being an English major in university, I especially love Poet-bot.
I’d have to say that my favourite cartoon from this year is Poet-bot 5.
Thanks again! 😀
I LOVED the Pirate text messaging (“R”). I laughed all day just thinking about it.
Without a doubt, my fave chicken cartoon of last year, of all time, is “Tigger.” The cartoon explains so much! Thanks for the smile every day!
I love tofu! https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/12/naughty.html
By far the development of language…so very true!
Hooray for savage Chickens!!!
I agree with those who voted for yesterday’s as one of the all time greats. Spot the narcissist is close second of my favorites for the last 12 months. Third place: Excellence in Mgt 8.
I hope I’m still eligible since I won a coffee mug last time you did a giveaway!
My favorite from this past year was the follow up to the bed bug cartoon where the bed bug asks for booze 🙂
I think that your Excellence In Management series is your best work, so I’m gonna go with Lesson #9. Stretch Goals are the BOMB!
So many faves!! But I’d say Ultimate Dessert is good. I can’t get enough Chuck Norris jokes!! They are addicting!
Happy 4th Doug! A day without chickens is like a day without sunshine! My favorite is Eight Steps. Runner up is Snowflakes/Spiders! (why wouldn’t chickens like snowflakes to be spiders, by the way???)
It’s got to be “Blue Sky!” How true that the internet (wikipedia) knows all things because anyone can edit it.
Keep up the great work Doug, your mind works in an interesting way.
Congratulations Doug! Thanks for bringing much needed laughter to my mornings!
Loved the popular Tigger and it got some coworkers to start reading regularly, but Fun With Freud is the only one I actually printed out this year. It appeared the same week I got “promoted” to running kid’s parties at work and I rival Freud’s inability to connect with them.
I would have to say Pi is my favorite this past year.
congratz on 4 years and still going!
So many to choose from–but I think my favorite is “Death”, where death is telecommuting. I practically choked on my coffee when that came up!
I’m a psychologist, so of course, my favorite features that hilarious guy, Freud! The one “reinforcement” really had me giggling
I like Rock On, the comic about “ukulele hero”. I’m a new reader, but I love the comics!
Who knew chickens had such adventures?! Your creativity kicks all. Thank You Doug
I gotta go with Death, man.
My favorite from last year is from Jan. 21. Still Life with Ninja. My ultimte favorites are Ninja Library and Tastless Tofu.
Treehugger. Most definitely. As an environmental scientist, I have developed a firm belief that treehuggers will almost always be disappointed.
Best one was easily “Meanwhile, in New Mexico…” that was just genius
I get a laugh from Savage Chickens daily, but “Freud” (the reverse psychology one) made my flip my lid. I had to share it with the rest of the office:
I’d have to say this is my favourite, and would make a great coffee cup comic for the store.
ASIDE: this one taught me to always check the title for puns:
I personally enjoyed “Gone Sledding”!
Thanks for the Chickens!
I vote for the Facebook comic.
Congrats on 4 years! I’ve been reading for about 1 and look forward to them every morning.
“Gloog” just about had me laughing coffee thru my nose. Thanks! 😀
Congratulations on four years! Thank you for allowing me to look forward to a yellow sticky note in my inbox every morning. Classic stuff.
I’d have to say my favorite is definitely “Overheard on Tatooine”. Absolutely hysterical!
I can’t decide between “Friday”, “Carrot”, “Fun with Genetics 4” (all work related), “High Efficiency”, and for pure gruesomeness, “Tigger”
My family makes me vote for any zombie associated ones……but I did like “Fire” as well as whoever it was that liked it…..
Articulate as ever!!!
First comment ever here.
I check your comics everyday, love them.
My favorite from the past year is
with a close second and third place:
“The Development of Language”
I vote for Poet-Bot#5. He (she? it?) is by far my favorite reoccuring character (other than the chickens, of course).
Congratulations on 4 great years! Why aren’t you syndicated yet???
I’m too embarrassed to admit that I enjoyed “Tigger” and “Happiness”. So, instead, I’ll claim “Bears” and “Good Times” – though I’ve forwarded soooooo many of your panels. Thanks for brightening every (week) day.
Thanks — I just had a great time going through both lists — I love them all! Excellence in Management 9 is the one I have up in my cube.
Congratulations on 4 hilarious years. I gave you a plug here:http://nonamedufus.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-times-have-changed.html
You present us with a tough choice as so many of your pieces are simply great. Lately, though, I had to laugh and wipe my nose after reading that binge drinking caused “drain cabbage”
I hate Chuck Norris jokes. I do. And I’m not fond of the actual guy either. But “It tastes like pain!” made me laugh, so I have to vote for “Ultimate Dessert”.
But the Freudian cartoon about bears is a close second.
i love my daily dose of chickens and look forward each work day to the chicken-of-the-day in my email box! there are so many that i adore! it’s hard to choose a favorite, but i do find Amazing! pretty amazing! 🙂 though two close runners up are Bears and Death.
you have such a great sense of humor! thanks for sharing! and, i’m still waiting for your first book!!!
happy chick-i-versary! 🙂
I would definately have to vote for Naughty Timmy Tofu.
alarm clock will forever be my favorite savage chicken ever! http://astridita.tumblr.com/post/27031268/via-ideas-savage-chickens-always-good-but
I vote for Death (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/06/death.html).
Happy Anniversary! My favorite has to be: Toshi station. (I even blogged about it: http://www.deathstarinc.com/?p=963)
congratulations 😀 and I believe the strip about tigger is the best (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/09/tigger.html)
May 29, 2008 “Return to Happyland” Yeah Prozac
I think I have to say “Something to Live For”, but then I’m a sucker for bacon-related hilarity.
Congrats on the four years and here’s to many more.
The Alarm Clock!!
It is my ringer.
Congratulations!!! My favorite for the past year is definitely “One Cloudy Day” — with “Tigger” running a close second.
Here’s to MANY more years and MANY more chickens!
love – one cloudy day
“Something to Live For”, also a bacon lover.
Wish I could remember all of the greatest, my favorite of all time, so far, has been “Read My Blog” https://www.savagechickens.com/2005/12/read-my-blog.html
Congrats Doug and keep ’em coming!
“Confidence” really cracked me up. This one gets my vote! https://www.savagechickens.com/2009/01/29
GRATZ!! ive been checking out your skity notes for about 2½ years
my favorite was “ultimate dessert”
it’s hard to pick one favorite, but i definitely like the one about how there’s nothing to live for… except the smell of frying bacon in the morning. i have that one hanging in my kitchen.
i also like the one about only running when chased by a bear.
and very recently i liked the one with the confidence/intelligence chart.
ohhh, and there was one about quitting a job the day i quit my job last february.
I think I probably enjoyed the “Friday” comic the most. I can also be applied to all the other work weeks.
My absolute favorite is “Freud vs. Jung.”
4 years of chickenly cartooness! Woohoo!!
Thank you very much!
“Something Wicked” was a great cartoon which turned brilliant with the sequels.
But my all-time favourite is “Friday”. That one was just ingenious!
Congratulations, Doug! My favorite cartoon from the past year is “Pi”, primarily because it is hilarious, and secondarily because it’s dedicated to me. I’ll be sticking with you for all the years to come!
Congrats on 4 great years! Here’s to 4 more!!!!
Your cartoons are always hilarious, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be “Tigger.” I’ve always thought he was a tad to happy……..
Sky Gnomes are my favorite for this year!
I’ve been reading Chickens for 3 years now, I’m so glad you do this everyday!
Have a great weekend, Doug.
Huzzah for you! Thanks for the regular pick me up! My fave this year was “Barack Obama”, and my all time favorite is still “raccoon versus moon.”
Congatulations on 4 years down and many more to come. Great cartoons, and picking one is hard. However, it came down to what helped me through the work day. I really enjoy the work related ones most and have made my husband a big fan (and he in turn has corrupeted,er, introduced his workmates).Given some of the supervisors each of us have had, your Prod3000 cartoons really hit home. I especially enjoyed your November 17th cartoon-Excellence in Management. I had a supervisor like that and still remember the feelings that she brought to her staff. I was never late but that didn’t stop the “quick look at the watch” given each time one of us came in. I think she was disappointed that we were punctual. Sigh
Doug – Usually my fav Chicken is the last one I read. But if I have to choose: “Writer Monkeys” still makes me laugh when I think about it. And Spork and Dawn of the Dead are the greatest of all time. Keep it up!
Congrats on 4 years! I’ve been a reader for about 2. Every one is awesome, but I’d have to say “Video Games” is my favorite…because it’s so damn true. Take care!
Congratulations for four years of chickens, Doug!
I am delighted to have discovered you a few months ago. Now my day isn’t complete without a “savage chickens” post. Thanks!
Wow, four years already, keep up the excellent work! As for my favorite for this year, I love “Time-Saving Device.” Everyone at Zen got a chuckle out of it too!
Congratulations on the anniverary – love the chickens! While Happiness is a favorite, for me it comes close second to Impostor. What can I say? I’m a politics junkie 🙂
I vote for Tigger and I drink LOTS of coffee!
“Happiness” is probably my favorite Savage Chickens comic of all-time. So I vote for “Happiness.”
Congrats on 4 years!!!
I loved ‘Happiness’, starring Happy Bear. :).
I loved “The Kessel Run”!!! Chickens and aliens criticizing Star Wars is brilliant! Keep up the crazy work.
Love you so much! “Meh” wins for me. Thanks for doing this, you keep lost souls sane.
Congratulations on another year Doug!
So many drawings to choose from, I can’t remember them all but I do love “Overheard in Tatooine”, one of the best definitely.
I love so many, but it a random review of my “funnies” folder, I came across ‘Death Works from Home’. Funny!!!
I have many favorites, but Parenting (https://www.savagechickens.com/2009/01/parenting.html) is at the top, mostly because it is so something I would say to one of my kids.
I love the Chickens Doug. Keep it up!
I would have to say that Sleep Tight and Sleep Tight II are my favorite! (That bug is one crazy dude and changed my mind about bed bugs and what they REALLY want.) My vote is for either one of those. 😀
Awesome on the 4 years!
I totally love “Good Times”. Self-referential humour is so much about loving good times!
I don’t remember Steven Stills or Galighar being in any of them but yada, and cluck on, cluck on.
Pirate’s best friend/Scurvey Dog is my all time favourite. Congrats on year 4 from someone else in YVR trying to wish away the piles of dirty snow.
Happy Anniversary, Doug!!!!
Death works from home.
I laugh everytime.
I loved the “Living Life” one- Fantasy and Reality-
Fullest or Dullest?
Love ’em all. Keep it up.
Put a chicken on a bike!! That would be funny.
I happen to really like chicken meh, mostly because meh is my teenaged daughter’s favorite word. I also like a million monkeys, and Death-Delete. Thanks for the morning laugh, with a side of the dark side
My favorite from this year is probably “Work is Easy” (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/11/work-is-easy.html)
Pi…. definitely Pi. I sat on my couch and laughed until my sides hurt.
Doug, you make our lives brighter.
I really like the one where you made the cloud a pirate upset about people looking for the silver lining. That makes me laugh.
Doug, I’m so glad I found you! I love waking up and laughing at your crazy cartoons! Tigger, Something to Live For, Reinforcement, Barry White 8, and Endorphins are a few of the many that made me laugh out loud. If I were maimed, tortured, and threatened with chocolate deprivation in order to make a decision on the best one, I think I’d choose Reinforcement! Keep up the great work! 🙂
4 years of livin’ the creative dream. We love chickens!
Tomi and Kevin in Vancouver
Congratulations!! Keep them coming Doug, these are what keep me going at work on many days. More Aqua Chicken!!!!!!!!! 😀
For years when my (now 24 year old) son was a little kid, somehow that silly line from “Star Wars” about getting power converters from Toshi Station became a frequently cited family mantra – for no explainable reason. It just sounded so inane in & of itself, out-of-context. This was inthe 1990’s, and the second wave revival of the Star Wars Trilogy was in full swing, maybe. It was a meaningless phrase that took on no more significant meaning through repetition. But like any absurd, inexplicable bad habit, took on a life of its own. Blind repetition (like blind obedience) certainly did engrave that sentence deeply into the hard drive of out brains ands lives. And maybe somehow imbue it with prescience
So to find it again, all these years later in – of ALL places! – “Savage Chickens”, in 2008! well, it re-affirmed that there must be some Transcendent Cultural Significance Which Passeth All Understanding to that line. Or a god of small things like George Lucas. Or maybe just something to the idea of Industrial Light & Magic, besides George Lucas. Or that the imaginary national boundaries we take so seriously between U.S.A. and Canada are merely constructs of small-minded nationalists at home & as well as abroad. Or maybe some subliminal meaning that will only become clearer as civilisation approaches ever-closer to the apocalypse. The need for power converters must strike a common chord both here in the belly o’ the beast and to our friendly and polite neighbours to the northwho are less-enamoured of empire than we are. Oh, Canada. Oh, Bama. Oh Toshi Station. Thanks for the power converters. We needed them. Now we just need a national/bio-regional infrastructure we can plug those power converters in to, and begin to turn this global depression around, with sustainable energy, sensible, equitable and socially responsible financial and economic policy, investment. And long, non-negotiable prison terms for Bush, Cheney and Rove – the ultimate “savage chicken” hawks.
If I REALLY had to pick ONLY one, it would have to be Dance of Life!
Difficult to choose from such a good selection. “Death Works from Home” is just so simple but very funny: same goes for “Pi”.
Either of these represents the spirit of Savage Chickens to me.
Congrats on 4 years!
So hard to choose between “Bears” and “Death” (not sure what that says about me…), but, as I need to choose one, it’s gotta be “Bears”.
Thanks for all the laughs!
I vote for Million Monkeys. Love ’em all!
It’s hard to pick a favorite!
I love “Pi”, and “One Cloudy Day” from these lists, but, I also loved “Protest Rally”
I often send your cartoons on to friends. It’s amazing how some of them really speak to a particular aspect of our lives. You’ve got something for Literature folks, Geeks, Philosophical types, very good mix of stuff.
You have Excellent taste in humor!
(tastes like chicken!!!)
I just loved Time Travel Taxi!
my favorite is Good Times!
I tried checking back through the archives to decide. After only two months I came up with five favourites I couldn’t choose between. I’m going with Time Travel Taxi, it was one of my favourites and also gets my vote for “most wanted this to be real”. Thanks for the comics and congrats on four years.
From the list I love “Death,” but my favorite is “How to find a Narcissist.” You have so many great ones though that I can’t decide which to get on a coffee mug. It would rock if you came out with a set or two or four. Thanks for the great laughs everyday.
You always start my day with a laugh. We all love the Excellence in Management toons at work because Prod 3000 works here. Really!
The gathering, on April 25th:
It’s just as real as life itself. It happened to me, and the other guy ended in a hospital
I’m gonna have to go with “Adversaries” (the cat and mouse one).
best. cat. ever.
Thanks for four great years, Chicken Man!
My favorite is “Poetry Blog.” But you have so many great ones: “Bears” “Blue Sky” and “Death -working from home,” just for starters….
“Parenting” was hilarious. Sick and wrong, but hilarious.
You rock Doug! Here’s my top 5 favorites:
5)Horror of ’84
2)Time Travel Taxi
Cloudy Day made me laugh out loud-
I love them all! But I am still searching for that elusive Inner Calm (https://www.savagechickens.com/2008/05/inner-calm.html).
Keep ’em coming Doug!
Anyone who loves DDR and chickens has to appreciate the Dance of Life!
Death is the best one; although tree hugger’s a close second. Keep up the great comics!
Congratulations in your fourth year! Please, keep it at least four years more! 😀
I sign my posts with “Introspectre”, so I felt identified when I saw the “Introspection” cartoon (July 9, 2008). Somehow it was “my” cartoon 😉
My favorite has to be Welcome to Happy Land with the Prozac plant dumping into the river, since I work for the local Water Authority. What’s the chance of us getting one of those plants to help our water supply? ; )
(Also, as a Obama fan since 2004, I have to also add Barrack to the Future as a fave!)
I like all the star wars cartoons, but also love ‘treehugger’. I always share the chuck norris ones with my students (high school) because they think chuck norris is awesome… lol. keep on chickening!
GOOD JOB ON YOUR FOURTH YEAR.
MY BEST TOON IS TOMORROWS; I LOOK FORWARD TO CHECKING MY YAHOO SITE SO I CAN SEE A NEW CHICKEN TOON.
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, PLEASE.
ps. IF I WIN GIVE MY MUG TO A GOOD CAUSE–SEND ME AN AOTOGRAPH.
Thanks for all the laughs! My fave was Time Travel Taxi. But dontcha know…they are all a HOOT!
Writer monkey bay far was my favorite.
I love the cartoons, congrats on 4 years, and good luck in the years to come.
4 years? Keep up the great work!
My fave is definitely Death. Delete.
Hard to choose, but one of my favorites is “Mistaken Identity” from April 18, 2008!
Congrats on 4 great years of “chickens” Doug!! My all time favorite is “Bears”. Keep up the great work!!
It’s so difficult to choose just one favorite. I’ve been posting all the work related ones in the office kitchen!
2008 February 29
How To Quit Your Crappy Job
stands out for me this year!
Happy Anniversary! And thanks for giving visuals for so many of the random thoughts that cross our minds!
Congrats on the 4 years!
Hard to choose, but ‘Blue sky’ definitely gets a giggle
Personally, I love them all; however, my favorite from this year was “Orientation”. Heaven help me if I go to hell!!
Definitely ‘Tigger’ is my favorite. Satisfyingly sick.
My favorite cartoon is “How to Quit Your Crappy Job.” Probably because I wish I could follow those two simple steps, but I kinda have to pay rent. =P
Being an archaeologist, my fav from the past year was definitely “Like an Egyptian”
My favorite has to be The Kessel Run. I’m an astrophysicist, so I totally grok this.
My Absolute Fav of all is “Monday Wish” it makes me laugh every time i see it!
I’m sorry to admit this (being the father of two younger children, I was constantly bombarded with Pooh books, movies and games) but I loved the ‘Homocidal Tigger’. I couldn’t function for at least ten minutes I laughed so hard at work (they thought I was having a stroke). What macabre delight. Now I am going to look up a good therapist and make an appointment. Sigh.
“The most wonderful thing about tiggers is…
I’m the only one!”
Happy anniversary and keep up the great work. From the past year, “Million Monkeys” was my favourite.
Kiss Me would definitely be my favorite one. My teacher had it posted on her bulletin board and I would always just look and laugh.
Congratz on four years.
Four years… That is quite an achievement! I love your cartoons, and hope you will continue to keep drawing them.
I know that it isn’t saturday anymore, but I wanted to say that “Cloudy Day” is my favourite one. Thanks for the comics!
Introspection…I Hate introspection!!!!
Dont we all!!!!
*posted this one on my office door….beware i may be introspecting!!! haha
Keep them coming!!!
Congrats on year number four, Doug!
It’s very difficult to choose favorites, but FIRE! tops the past year’s list for me. I work at a daily newspaper and we have been given classes in the “fine art” of Tweeting (I wish I was joking) as part of our multi-platform strategy. I printed out and hung up FIRE! in our common area, and everyone who sees it cracks up.
Mine just misses the cutoff date, so I guess I’m just here to sing its praises:
I write and teach philosophy for a living, and had always thought of the blank page as my mortal enemy. I love the inversion of that expectation here. Much joy has come my way from the Chickens.
Congratulations from Rio de Janeiro(Brazil)!
Thanks for making me smile.
My favorite is “Good Times”.
Happiness is my favourite. I used to be in a clown troupe and I used to do the makeup for the entire group. At times, drinking their blood sounded like a very good thing, indeed.
I really liked “Good Times,” because it was subtle, yet ironic (don’t cha think?)…Best wishes on the comic – I hope to see more of Savage Chickens for many years to come.
Love love love the chickens!
I never miss a day.
“Happiness” is my favorite.
Happy anniversary, keep rockin’
“Bears” !!! “Bears” !!!!
My cartoon favorite was the one that started it all for you & for me. Fear Of Peter Gabriel. It is about my favorite Rocker of ALL time, best album, coupled with chickens! Also it shows how you have matured as a cartoonist & yet still maintained that subtle, dark, confrontational existentialism, all in one little yellow square. Thanks 3M for the stacks of weak adhesive & thank you Doug Savage for the years of laughter. Many happy more years at your art.
My favourite from last year was Santa “Exposed”.
Darth Vader as Defence against the Dark Arts is a close second. Actually they all appeal immensely, thank you so much.
4 years? Where does the time go?
I have to profess my love for “Return to Happy Land”. Those smiling trees creep me out, but in a good way.
Love’m all! Death maybe a little more. Hope you keep it up for years to come, It would be worse the when we lost Carson, if you stopped!!!
Congrats Doug! Your cartoons make my day!
I thought Money vs Science was gold!
My favourite is Tomato vs Ketchup.