Best of 2017

Wow! Goodbye 2017! What a crazy year! Crazy around the world, of course, but also crazy for me personally since I spent most of the year busily putting together the Laser Moose sequel, Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: Disco Fever.

Win a copy of my new book!
To celebrate the year, I’m giving away three copies of Disco Fever. I’ll choose winners randomly from anybody who leaves a comment here about their favorite Savage Chickens comic of 2017. Or you can tweet about it, or post it on Facebook. Whatever you like best. I’ll announce the winners when I come back with new chickens on January 8. Not sure which comic was your favorite? Here are the top comics of 2017, according to you and according to me…

Your Top Ten
Here are the most-visited comics from the past year!

  1. Time to Relax
  2. Morning Person
  3. How To Confuse A Cerberus
  4. Worry
  5. Robot Jobs
  6. True Calling
  7. New Worlds
  8. Relax
  9. An Element of Surprise
  10. I’m an Artist

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

Thanks and see you in 2018!
Thanks for another great year everybody. After 13 years, I’m still having so much fun drawing the chickens, mostly because of you and your encouragement. And it’s been really fun to expand my work into new territory with what is now a series of graphic novels. Next up for me, book 3 of Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy! Here’s hoping for a great 2018!

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33 Responses to Best of 2017

  1. Ronald Snijder says:

    Reading a new chicken is always a great start of my working day. That said, I totally missed “The beauty of nature”. This one made my last day of the year, so I nominate it as my favourite of 2017?

  2. Barbara Roman says:

    The one that I truly “felt” and garnered the funniest responses when I reposted it on Facebook was “Tough Morning”. Who doesn’t need that giant mug of coffee sometimes? Thanks for a year of laughs, and all the best in 2018!

  3. Laurel Goodroe says:

    I always look forward to my daily chicken email! Home was a favorite for me this year!

  4. Karina says:

    I mean of course my fave is birthdsy dtrip. Youre the best and i share often!

  5. Della says:

    WORRY! I love that one! So right on the mark. I’m a shrink, who works in (wait for it) Shrinkville!

    We are one profession that doesn’t seem to be able to laugh at itself – and aren’t we all healthier when we can see our own ridiculousness?!

    There were so many cartoons that I love – so hard to choose. I may need to talk this over with my therapist!

    • Karen says:

      This comment made me laugh.
      (I, too, loved all the worry comics. Doug, I get the sense you tend lean toward being a tad high-strung, like me? 🙂

  6. ramonathepest says:

    Can’t Stop Watching

  7. Jan Hunt says:

    I love “The New Christmas”! And I’m sure Santa does too!

  8. Alicia says:

    The one that says “this just in – everything’s still crappy” or something to that effect! Or just all of them, forever ????

  9. Daktari D says:

    I think the one that made me laugh the most was Koalaman. I really didn’t expect that last panel but it fits the kind of superhero I’d be.

  10. Giuseppe D. says:

    I think this was an excellent year of Savage Chickens comics, Doug! Thank you for delivering much needed laughter every morning! My favorite comic this year was probably the Pi Day one. However, the ones listed in both Top 10s are excellent as well. Happy New Year, and Good luck with writing Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy 3 in 2018!

  11. Charlene Smith says:

    Haha! I can totally relate to “new worlds”. I’ve stayed up WAY too late more than once in my life!

  12. Andrew says:

    As a fellow cartoonist and aspiring cartoon-website owner, I look up to you for bringing us this. You, sir, are an amazing man and I hope you the best since you deserve it. 2017 was great, and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us now, including your amazing work. Keep at it.

  13. David Teach says:

    I liked the one with the chicken and the other chicken. You know which one I mean.

  14. Ubi Dubium says:

    I loved spider-cat this year. Especially “Yoink!”

  15. dana says:

    I liked ‘A New Beginning’ and also, ‘The Dark’.

  16. Cecellia Rogers says:

    “Who’s a good dog?” Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

  17. Darlene says:

    I look forward to a morning dose of chickens before work everyday. I love them all! I am torn between so many… I love Relax and New Worlds… Morning Person… it’s a giant mug kind of day….

  18. Karina Valkyrie says:

    Pretty much anything with the PROD 3000 is my favourite…It cuts deep, man. *single tear*
    Thanks for the great comics all the time!!

  19. Pam says:

    One of my favs of 2017 (because its hard to pick just one) is “Coming Along”

    Another is “Learned a Lot”

    The work ones really appeal to me because it’s just too spot on. Me & my coworkers fire off Savage Chickens links to each other probably at least once a week- like we’re competing for who reads it first in the morning and FEELS THAT ONE. It’s the best part about showing up at the office…

  20. Ligia says:

    Always look forward to the yearly wrap-up. As always, it’s a tough choice, but this year I’ll go with An Amazing Future

  21. Steven McLean says:

    July 17 on Abstract Art was an instant classic. But you have at least 2 or 3 of those a month!

  22. Chris says:

    My favourite is definitely the “Poop zone” one:

    It’s like a reverse engineered branding decision.

  23. Katina says:

    My favorite from 2017 is from november 7th.
    Teambuilding Exercise:

    It came at just the right time, when my boss started to take an interest in his own department after having ignored half of us for the most part of the year.

  24. Sam says:

    I have Front Desk duty in the am, so a Savage Chicken fix is needed daily. Love jenkins the office cat!!!!

  25. Nicola says:


    So many but this was one of my favourites:

    Thank you for many smiles over the past couple of years.

  26. Alfredo Lorente says:

    Alien vs Editor.

    Although I don’t know why it is my favorite; when I used to write, I really liked getting my editor’s input. There was just the one time he asked for a *big* rewrite, and it really made GL for a better article.

  27. Karen says:

    Doug: I am in awe of your creativity and output. How you manage to maintain such a high level of quality 6 days a week is beyond me. You give me an out-loud chuckle at least once a week, and all of them give me a smile. Thank you!
    Happy 2018! Karen
    PS: My niece, who isn’t much of a reader, loves Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy. Keep ’em coming!!

  28. Jordan says:

    The Truth About Cats & Dogs

    Why do cats always win?

  29. Susan_rn92 says:

    I am so glad you are still enjoying it. I never get tired of the chickens! My favorite is the little chicken. Have you ever used an egg? What would a baby chicken in an egg think of the world? Thanks again for the laughs!

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