As a kid, I fought my brother for first dibs on the "funnies" every Sunday morning. Since he didn't have much interest in the rest of the paper, I soon realized that if I gave him the comics section, I could have the rest of the paper to myself. (BTW, my parents waited until evening to read the paper). And I wouldn't have the pressure to finish the comics quickly and hand them over.
I still relish a good cartoon or comic strip. Especially political ones. Michael Ramirez of Investors Business Daily is, in my opinion, the best one out there. I didn't think anyone could take the spot in my heart that Jeff MacNelly had, but Ramirez has done so. For example:
Flopping Aces has a regular Sunday feature where they compile great funnies from the prior week into one huge post. Give it a look.
Sometimes, a great strip can be found in unusual places. Greg Mankiw writes a great blog on economics; he had this Frank & Ernest strip posted up.