I stumbled upon a great comic, 9 Chickweed Lane. For all I know, it could be a pop culture classic, but to me it’s new and I have wasted a shameful amount of time going through the archives.
The lead characters are three generations of Burber women (Edda, her mom Juliette, and grandma Edna) and a Siamese cat. Considering that I spent a good portion of my youth living with my grandma, mother, sister, and a Siamese cat, the comic really warmed my heart.
For the academic crowd, it might be interesting that Juliette was a tenured biology (or was it biochemistry?) professor at a university for the better part of the comic; here are some of her assorted teaching adventures.