Ninth Anniversary!

Wow it’s hard for me to believe it, but I’ve been drawing chickens for nine years as of today. So I’m officially entering my tenth year of chickening, which feels pretty amazing! I am always incredibly grateful for discovering this creative outlet and for all of you who stop by and read the crazy ideas that pop into my head late at night. Thank you all so much!

I like to celebrate my chickenniversary with an annual class photo, showing all of the characters that appeared in more than one cartoon in the past year. See how many characters you can recognize above!

I had a great year #9. Among the highlights for me were this and this and this and this. Can’t wait to see what year #10 brings!

Your Top Ten
These were the most-visited comics from the past year:

  1. Be an Artist
  2. Treasure Maps
  3. The City
  4. Therapy
  5. Cause for Celebration
  6. Stress Levels
  7. How To Train Your Cat 4
  8. Navigating the Maze
  9. A Dangerous Game
  10. What To Do When You See A Bear

Doug’s Top Ten
And here are my top picks (alphabetically) from the rest of the past year’s comics:

Did your favorite make one of the top ten lists this year? Post your faves in the comments and you could win a Cat Adventures book!

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38 Responses to Ninth Anniversary!

  1. Komet says:

    Congratulations Doug! Love the strip!

  2. Kathy says:

    Wow, nine years of awesomeness! Well done, Doug! Here’s to the next nine!

  3. Oracle says:

    Thanks for brightening my day, Doug! God love ya!

  4. Gale says:


    Congratulations on chickening for so long!

  5. Paulius says:

    Congratulations!!! I think this is the only comic strip on the web that keeps getting better every year :)! (although I do miss the pie/cake hybrid in today’s mashup)

  6. sheala says:

    Yay! Congrats Doug!

    My fav today is Dummies! Thanks for the roundup, a fun revisit!

  7. Congratulations, Doug! I still love waking up to a Savage Chickens every morning in my email. I’m inspired by your commitment, endurance, and uncorked wellspring of creativity. Like early Bob Dylan fans, I’ll always expect that you’ll do this forever and never change (like move from post-its to lined notepaper). If you do, I’ll yell “Judas” at your Savage Chicken concert when it coms to Atlanta. Thanks, and keep going!

  8. Kim Moeller says:

    Hi! Your comics are awesome, and I already have some favorites from this year! For 2013 though, I love Therapy. It’s too perfect. Congrats on your anniversary, and here’s to many more years of cats, chickens, scary bosses, spiders, and bears. Cheers!

  9. Ligia says:

    Congratulations! I can’t decide whether the best cartoon from last year is Beyond Iron Man or Venus de Limo. It’s a a tough call 🙂

  10. Matt Dupuis says:

    Happy anniversary, Doug!

  11. Haley says:

    Congrats! I love your comics!!! Thanks for makin ’em =)

  12. Sean says:

    Congrats man! Heres to many more years! Also, many post-it notes died to bring us this entertainment

  13. Karen Lightbody says:

    Hey Doug,

    Well, you’ve certainly tickled my funny bone in 2013! I couldn’t narrow it down to one, so here’s my top 7 that didn’t make either list!

    The Novelist
    The Game of Life
    Canadian Superheroes
    Vigilante Librarian
    Try Harder

    I’m a Canadian college English instructor, btw!

  14. Adriana Craveiro says:

    Congratulations Doug!!! Love your work!

  15. Jack Leblond says:

    Congrats Doug, reading chickens lets me start my workday off with a smile.

  16. Mina B. says:

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats on moving into the double digits. Love your art and sense of humor. 🙂

  17. Azereth says:

    Congratulations Doug!
    I really love your draws. Greetings from Mexico. 😀

  18. Martine Achard says:

    Happy Anniversary to my daily giggle!

    Prod3000 strips are the ones I prefer… and Escape surely is on my list! But Terrified… Geeze, it IS my favorite, even though I’m convinced it’s not really a joke…

  19. Wildbird says:

    And a year from today it,ll be the big 10

  20. Janouk says:

    Congratulations Doug! It’s been some 7 years since I subscribed to your lovely Chickens and I haven’t gone a day without being entertained since!

  21. Tom says:

    Congrats Doug!!!

    Here’s my chickens (really), who don’t work in an office:

  22. You are one of my honorary Emotional Fitness Trainers. I do need to get a badge made up for that. You lead the pack and not only help people laugh, but make them think about what matters – two of my 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercise. Your therapy posts are among my favorits. This one tops my 10 best list.

    Thank you for all you do to make the world a bit better. It works.

  23. CrossCreekTom says:

    Thanks for the laughs, snickers, and smiles…did caveman tell “why did the chicken cross the trail” jokes? 10 years Congrats..

  24. cleo says:

    Congrats on 9 years of weird and wonderful chickens, cats, tofu, etc… I love the “Ultimate Cat Tree” (being owned by 3 cats myself), and I have a coaster of “The Mourning Coffee”. Would love to buy some cat adventure buttons. Any chance they’ll be available in the store soon? Cheers 🙂

  25. DriverB says:

    My fave is a recent one – Still. And yes, I do still work here…but hopefully not for long!

  26. Sarra B. says:

    Nine years! That’s fantastic. Congratulations!

    My favorite comic from the past year was “Three Little Words”.

  27. Desdaemona says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  28. Katie Beth says:

    I loved the Laser Moose. His eyes are priceless. 😀

    Congratulations on another great year!

  29. Congratulations Doug! I’ve been reading your chickens since the beginning, love your work!!

  30. Kit says:

    Just joined your followers recently. My favorite was Business Looks Good (my financial planning associates really liked that one!). Not many folks can find humor in the business arena, so that was jolly good fun for us!

  31. willwot says:

    Pick one or some as the most favoritist out of 365days-(minus)Weekends-(minus)Christmas Break=(equals)All of them. Thank you Doug for the pleasure of the laughter.

  32. DawnD says:

    I cant believe I have been reading chickens for eight years! It is a cause for celebration in so many ways 🙂

  33. Pierre says:

    Wow! Year 9!! Im 13 years old, and everyday the first thing I do is to see the daily Savage Chickens, And whenever im bummed, This makes my day! Your Humor is just Amazing, and It should be the same with other People! My personal Favorite Comic In 2013 Is language, Its just HILARIOUS! I also Like the one where PROD3000 Replaced the computer with an old cardboard box, And the one with HAL asking Dave what he is doing from Kubricks Movie! keep up the Good work I hope il be one of the lucky winners, And a Question; What Do Chickens Think of Philosophy? THANK YOU!!

  34. prometheus311 says:

    Gratz Doug! I look forward to my chickens – they really are awesome! 😀

  35. Carey Molinski says:

    The Cause for Celebration (Friday Friday Friday) is my favorite! In the future, I’d like to see a chicken meet a frog and something funny with that. 🙂

  36. Ariane says:

    Congrats, Doug! Love Bird Bath! Totally killed birdwatching in parks for me though 😛

  37. Fränz says:

    Thanks for your creativity!

    One of my favourites of 2013 is: “Master Techniques”

    My all time favourite is “Choice” because multiple choice tests are just: “D. All of the above” 😉
    As a vet student I have already been trough too many of those.

  38. Mehul says:

    Hey congratulations bud…
    a little late to wish you…got back here after 3 years…so a lot to catch up…

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