Welcome to the Fisher comic strip!

Fisher Comic

Welcome to the home of Fisher online, brought to you by cartoonist Philip Street and the folks at EncycloMedia led by Mukesh ManikThe Fisher comic strip started publication on June 24th, 1992 in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper and ran till 2012.

about fisher

The Fisher comic strip started publication on June 24, 1992, in The Globe and Mail. (A tip of the hat here to Warren Clements, the Globe editor who took it on.) At first Fisher appeared four times a week, sharing the space with Warren’s own Nestlings strip. In the fall of 1993 Fisher went to six days a week, and by the time it wound up its run in the newpaper in September of 2012, over 6000 strips had been published. For most of that time the strip was in black-and-white, but when the Globe went all-colour in October of 2010 the comics page followed suit.

 As the strip begins, Tom Fisher is rather overeducated and certainly unemployed. In his mid-twenties, he has come to ground and is living with his parents… until he decides to move back to Toronto to try his fortune again. He joins a co-op household and looks for work — and for love. The evolution of the story from there has had many developments and a few dead ends. I hope you enjoy it.

 A disclaimer: Although it’s true that the character of Tom is something of an alter ego for me, and that I draw inspiration from things that have happened to me and to other people, the strip is not even close to being autobiographical. Except sometimes.


Feel free to browse through our selection of thoughtfully chosen and tastefully designed virtual merchandise. Just be sure to watch your elbo— oops! (crash!) … Never mind, we’ll clean that up! Carry on!


tom fisher

Over the years, Tom has evolved from hapless english major to ad copywriter, husband, father and homeowner. Maybe someday he’ll even grow up.

Fisher-Bixby (1)


The Bixby 800 was and remains the last word in personal digital assistants. Upbeat and eager to be useful, Bixby is programmed for humour!

philip’s favourites

bixby intro