I happened to look into the first volume of the Bone comic book yesterday. First thing I thought was, "the author must be a big Pogo fan." Next thing: "Hmm. Pogo crossed with Lord of the Rings." When I got home I looked the series up on the Wikipedia, and, as you can see at the entry linked above, the article's introduction reads:
Bone was drawn and written by Jeff Smith. Smith's black-and-white drawings are inspired by animated cartoons and comic strips, a notable influence being Walt Kelly's Pogo. However, the story contains both light-hearted comedy and dark, epic fantasy, drawing inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien and others.
Imagine my feelings of triumph! I of course rushed to tell Leah of my perspecacity; she was mildly enthusiastic, but she really wanted to talk about something else. "Did you read my blog post?" she asked. "I did." I told her. "We all have our little skills, don't we."
Leah: "You know how you love eating cookie dough until the first batch of cookies comes out of the oven, and then you only want to eat the cookies? It's like how you loved making out before you got into having sex."
Dan: "Well then you can give me the bowl to lick when you're done, because I loooove me some cookie dough... I MEAN! I like sex TOO though! I LIIIIKE SEX. Don't get me wrong!"