Crapsack World/Newspaper Comics

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  • It's a crapsack universe for you, Charlie Brown.
  • Almost the whole point of Dilbert. Creator Scott Adams raises the suggestion in The Dilbert Principle in citing his reader mail that this is effectively Truth in Television (except, of course, not television).
  • The once-lighthearted Funky Winkerbean seems to be set in one of these nowadays.
  • Bloom County, especially towards the end. Of course, the door to Outland is in the worst part of town.